Thursday, 19 November 2009

The Past.

The other night I went out to see some live music at "The Pyramid." I've been going there for ages, it seems, although, not so often now, as in the early to mid 1990's. I went with some friends to see Dinosaur Jr. and The Pink Mountaintops. Part way through this great show, I remembered The Crash Test Dummies, and this old album cover I had a credit on.

Members of the Dummies used to tend bar at the Pyramid, back when it was called "The Spectrum." It was also an early venue for the band. The art director on this project also worked as a bartender there. I was at my former company, Digital Chameleon, when we were approached about doing the production work on this album. It involved combining copies of old masters paintings, with photos of the band members. I recall this taking a long time, and being more than a little finicky with the old computer hardware and photoshop. These days, it would be a snap.

I only worked on the cover, unfortunately. I had a snowboarding trip booked, and had to leave before I could do the compositing work on the interior booklet pieces. I believe this album did pretty well at the time. It maybe the widest viewing of the work I have done. It's also a piece that slips out of my memory from time to time.

Thanks for stopping by.


Lighthouse Pilot said...

I LOVE the Crash Test Dummies...and if you check out my blog you can see I love comics and photoshop. This was a nice little surprise link between the two. This is an album cover that has always stuck with me, but I never thought about the process behind creating it. Great work, sir!

Chris Chuckry said...

Thanks for stopping by! I did check out your blogs, and there is a lot of cool stuff on all of them, so I decided to add some bookmarks.

Thanks for the compliments!


Fanboy Wife said...

Oh, poor Titian! (This is pretty funny.)

Chris Chuckry said...

Thanks Fanboy Wife! If you think the cover is funny, you should see the interior pictures.