“Podróż zwana życiem”, according to the artist the most important album in his entire life, was illustrated with a cover by Forin. The album presents a mix of hip-hop and various other music experiences gathered by the performer over the years. The cover strongly refers to the aesthetics typical of animation. Just like a freeze-frame it depicts a woman falling into the peaceful depths of blue water.
Podróż zwana życiem
Another album cover which can be found among the thirty best covers released in 2014 and up to April 2015 is the design by Radek Drutis accompanying an EP by Night Marks Electric Trio. The band skilfully combines hip-hop, soul and electronic music. Marek Pędziwiatr, Adam Kabaciński and Piotr Skorupki performed during the Red Bull Music Academy Weekender Warsaw where they had an opportunity to present their music to a broader audience. The colourful cover resembling a painting indicates an extravaganza of various sounds, which is exactly what Night Marks Electric Trio are famous for.
Utworu “Leki” posłuchać można np. w serwisie Bandcamp: https://uknowme.bandcamp.com/track/leki-feat-archeo
We would wholeheartedly like to thank everyone who participated in yesterday’s preview exhibition following the “30 / 30” contest. Also, it was during the preview that we announced the winner who obtained the prize money and a certificate of recognition from the head of the contest jury – Mr Rosław Szaybo.
The winner is… Mateusz Holak who created the album cover of the album “Piosenki. Pięćdziesiątka”, which includes greatest hits of the band Malarze i Żołnierze reinterpreted by various artists. What is noteworthy, the leader of Malarze i Żołnierze is the artist’s father. For Holak, who also pursues his music career in bands such as Małe Miasta and Kumka Olik, creating this cover had a sentimental value, due to the album’s character. Apart from the winning album cover the exhibition contained other designs by Mateusz Holak: cover of the album “Yoko Eno” by Kumka Olik, cover of “Polka” by Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet and cover of “Jakby nie było jutra” by Happysad.
MWe hope that this award will mark the beginning of the author’s successful career in the plastic arts. We also would like to congratulate all artists whose works are displayed on the exhibition, as well as all those who submitted their entries. Choosing the thirty best works was really a hard nut to crack!
Simplicity is sometimes the key to creating a work that will be remembered. The design by Artur Jarzęcki which illustrates the album by Marek Walarowski Trio entitled “Seven Stairs to Hell” is very sophisticated in its simplicity. No wonder that the contest jury liked it. It visually represents the album’s title and makes it easier for the audience to memorize it. At the same time it heralds a profound music experience awaiting the listener. This and twenty-nine other album covers will be displayed since 5 June 2015 on the “30 / 30” contest follow-up exhibition.
Jeden z utworów z płyty usłyszeć można na stronie wytwórni Dux, która przygotowała płytę: http://dux.pl/katalog/mp3_1209/
“Resposibility is getting me down…” – these words are sung by Małolat on his recent album in a song which describes the transition from the world of a teenager to the world of a parent. This transition is illustrated on the album cover designed by Grzegorz “Forin” Piwnicki, where the window becomes a symbol of transgression between an empty room and the world full of splendour but equally void of emotions. “Więcej” is one of the few album covers among the top thirty which relies on artistic use of photography. The author himself created a number of excellent designs last year, four of which are included in the “30 / 30” contest exhibition.
Teledysk do tytułowego utworu obejrzeć można m.in. w serwisie Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmTyu_G1yPs