I discovered this photo at the Flickr site of the photographer and digital artist,  Hartwig Kopp-Delaney.  I highly recommend that you take a look at the site and also his website.

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I just love this artwork by Sue Jowell. It is made using various metals mounted on a wooden base. Size: 30cm x 30cm. I hope you enjoy too!

 

In my opinion, the latest album from The Boxer Rebellion is, so far, the one of best albums of 2011.  Their progressive, sublime, alt-rock sound with layers reminiscent of Radiohead, Coldplay and The Fleet Foxes is full of dark tones. However,  the album manages to maintain a beauty and aura of peace and upliftment even though the music is dealing with themes around the acceptance of death and loss.

What really adds to the musical experience is the wonderful artwork and  booklet type album cover.

The artwork and album cover design was created by the Icelandic artist/designer, Jónas Valtýsson. (click here to see his website , it well worth the visit).

Jónas explains on his website:”I wanted to convey the feeling and meaning of the album with a simple metaphor for life. A single leaf full of life on the front cover. The leaf ages step by step inside the booklet, ending on the last page where only the bare skeleton is left.”

Take a look below:

 

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