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disslunker
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 7:03 am Reply with quote
Location: los angeles / kaneohe
I'm pretty sure I read earlier that the artwork for the album was created by one (or more) of you guys...

I recently stumbled onto artwork made by Henry Darger and its almost scary how similar it is. Obviously not as twisted or dark, but the feeling is there so to speak.

Here are some examples of stuff I found to be similar in some respects:


number one
number two
number three
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penguinmeats
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:05 pm Reply with quote
i find the last one pretty dark, morbid and likethem all. but very freaky
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wheeter
Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:18 pm Reply with quote
Yes surprisingly everyone that interviews us now asks about that. Ive been a fan of dargers stuff for some time now but didnt really have it in mind when i made the cover. I found a childrens educational guide on the street and thought some of the images fit the sound and the lyrics perfectly (kind of how i felt about the original spirit album cover when i ripped that off too) so i cut them up and used them. I guess the similarity is there because darger taught himself to draw by tracing similar images and magazine cut outs etc. Theres a sweet documentary about him called "in the realms of the unreal"...atleast i think thats what it is called. You can probably rent it if you have access to a decent video store....

If you like more personal or outsider visual art and writings maybe you should check out stuff by adolf wolfie or robert walser as well. Both guys are really cool and had interesting lives as well.

Davey
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chris
Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:24 pm Reply with quote
Location: OC
those paintins are really sweet
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brandon1025
Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:39 pm Reply with quote
Location: CALIFORNIA
what was the cover of spirit "ripped off" from? i really like that cover for some reason...
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sapplin
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:44 am Reply with quote
brandon1025 wrote:
what was the cover of spirit "ripped off" from? i really like that cover for some reason...
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chris
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:51 am Reply with quote
Location: OC
you're probably going to have to wait a while because : http://rerz.net/ac/messages/viewtopic.php?t=347
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