In a few days (5 June) the preview exhibition of works awarded in the “30 / 30” contest will take place. The 14th album cover which can be found among the thirty designs of 2014 is that of the self-titled EP by Life Lifting, a group from Bielsko-Biała. The retro style cover created by Łukasz Pach matches the spirit of the album which, on the one hand, evokes the golden age of hard rock and rock’n’roll and, on the other hand, introduces new, intriguing sounds. Just like the whole album, the cover seems quite aggressive, in a positive sense.
Tych, którzy chcą się przekonać, co usłyszeć można na płycie “Life Lifting” zapraszamy do odsłuchania utworu “Lift Your Life” w serwisie Bandcamp: https://lifelifting.bandcamp.com/track/lift-your-life
The 13th album cover to appear on the “30 / 30” contest exhibition is the design by Mateusz Holak created for the band Kumka Olik. The band leader’s work alludes to the first stage in the development of abstract art and, at the same time, to the simplicity typical of art created in the interwar period. The design was part of the author’s BA paper, which initially was planned to be utilized for an abstracted vinyl record. Eventually the album entitled “Yoko Eno” was released in the form of the CD, but perhaps it will also appear as a vinyl.
Jeden z utworów z płyty można przesłuchać w serwisie Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cimE1gyUIDc
Maciej “Animisiewasz” Grochot is not only a designer of posters and album covers, but he also creates music in a DJ tandem named Piękni Chłopcy. His artwork created for the album entitled “Rotations” proves that musical and visual dimensions may wonderfully complement each other. The wavy three-dimensional texture brings to mind timeless forms described by the laws of mathematics.
W podobnej konwencji przygotowane zostały teledyski do każdego z utworów na Winylu wydanym przez UKnowMe Records. Jeden z nich (“1982”) przesłuchać można pod adresem: https://youtu.be/VK0D3AW2nBQ
The 11th album cover which won the jury’s recognition is the design by Krzysztof Wroński created for the band Kiev Office. The cover of the album entitled “Statek Matka” clearly refers to Gdynia – the town that Kiev Office is connected with. Thanks to numerous references to the local life and history included in the lyrics listeners can feel its atmosphere. But this is not only from this aspect that the album is exceptional. The songs are tuneful and catchy, while a well crafted cover indicates the indie character of the album.
Klimat płyty najlepiej oddaje utwór “Bulwar Molo”: http://kievoffice.bandcamp.com/track/bulwar-molo
After designing the album cover of the previous album by Katarzyna Groniec Paweł Wroniszewski was nominated for the Fryderyk award – one of the most prestigious music awards in Poland. The artwork designed for the album “Wiszące Ogrody” is different with respect to its form, but it reflects the poetic atmosphere of the artist’s music equally well.
The cover designed for “Wiszące Ogrody” is perhaps the most “feminine” of all entries. It heralds a journey to the inner parts of the soul, one that is full of passion and sensitivity. An excellent song entitled “Przetańczyłam już wszystko” exemplifies the atmosphere of the whole album.
Teledysk do piosenki “Przetańczyłam już wszystko” obejrzeć można m.in. w serwisie Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1HiE27OPt0