24.07.09 by Jeff

Beck’s Music Inspired Art 2009

Beck’s asked 10 Illustrators including McBess, Hellovon, Kid Acne, Si Scott, and Laura Jackaman to re-think the best albums of the last 40 years (gleaned from Pitchfork lists). Now the project is open to the public to contribute and complete the collection of 100.

Head over here to get involved.

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

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

  • Joel

    awesome, i like the interpol one!

  • Maartend

    just entered. right up my alley, thanks!

  • sr

    let it be cover rules!

  • This is friggin’ awesome.
    Beck rocks.

    • Monika


  • Hah.
    Then I clicked a link and what did I find…not Beck, but Beck’s the beer…shame on me.

    • haha yea, my grammar in the opening sentence isn’t THAT bad

  • Courtney

    Awesome! love the beatles and interpol ones!

  • aw if only they went back 50 years…’Let It Be’ was definitely not The Beatles’ best work! but as for the album cover…the reworked illustration makes me sad. 🙁 the artwork was supposed to be stark, like “this is the end.” and that illustration is kind of…a joke. and Yoko is in there, too. ridiculous…

    Interpol and Fleet Foxes, however, look good!

  • Wow nice. I like all of them, but I like the last one best. It almost looks like there’s someone with a big nose, a long arm, big head amongst the twigs, and birds. The first one is also nice. Why am I being so selective? They’re all wicked.

    Anyone else see anything as described above?

  • No, no Jeff it is not, tis my reading and over excitement that got the best of me there.

    The Antony and the Johnsons one would be my fave as well…save for the fact that they spelled it wrong…ouch. Great illustration though.

  • Jls

    The Smiths, Fleet Foxes, AND Interpol?!
    Sweet, Sweet Love.

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  • Sarah

    I love “The Queen is Dead” and “Let it Be”

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  • Favourite has to be “Let It Be”.

    Some of the other designs are a bit more iconic but it’s just so fun. On top of that, it’s reminded me of that excellent Beatles animation that kicks off their recent Guitar Hero game.

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  • Yeah, rocks!

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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

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I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.



Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.


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