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Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Bands don’t seem to get the importance of a great visual brand, maybe because they’re only around for 15 minutes anyway. The Cat Empire’s ‘Cat Eye with a Crown’ logo is emblazoned in the sky by a murder of crows on So Many Nights. It’s the Cat Signal not the Bat Signal!

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Rock stars are role models around the world. Check out the toy guitar this Tuareg boy from the sub-Sahara is holding on Tinariwen’s latest album.

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

A new take on a famous photo – Vancouver’s fearless Real McKenzies fight for their right to partay! ’nuff said.

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

On the cover of ‘The Hard & The Easy’, Great Big Sea present love-lorn sailors with the timeless dilemma: who has your heart – the mermaid or her sister?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Cameroonian sax legend Manu Dibango’s album Wakafrika is one of my all time favorite album covers. The simplicity and poignancy of the design are startling.