28.08.08 by Jeff

Slime and Reason

You may recall I posted about Oscar & Ewan and their fantastic lasertype awhile back – well, Ewan just hit me up with a look at their latest work, the cover for the new Roots Manuva album, “Slime and Reason”. It is stunning.

roots manuva slime and reason booooooom blog design album artwork

I asked about the process and Ewan explained they actually had Roots Manuva 3D scanned (from every 45 degree angle) and then manipulated the 3D image to set the bowl in. Then they took their prototype to a sculptor and had a cast made. Finally they created some slime out of hand soap, filled the bowl, and Pelle Crépin snapped some photos. Boom, done.

If you aren’t familiar with Roots Manuva, it’s time you got familar! Here’s one of my favourite tracks off an older album:

Roots Manuva – Motion 5000

Apparently we killed the hotlink file – (here’s the Zshare link!)

Keep your eye on these guys – they’re always upto something!

http://www.oscarandewan.co.uk/

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRxYNTH-5Go[/youtube]

Slime and Reason” comes out September 1st in the UK, and I believe September 3rd everywhere else!













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • helly

    Motion 5000 is by far his best. I love this song.

  • http://corygibbons.com Cory Gibbons

    great music + great art direction = success.

  • Mitch

    Truly innovative album cover.

    Good to see that it still counts for something.

  • wenders

    Palmolive.

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29.05.16 by Staff

Colourful Layered Ceramics by Korean Artist Jongjin Park

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Artist Spotlight: Adele Renault

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“NGURAALAMI” by Artist Otis Hope Carey

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Google Cultural Institute’s New Art Camera

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