Friday, December 28, 2012

Love and Rockets If There's a Heaven Above Cover

You could devote an entire blog to the design aesthetic behind the album and single covers put out by Love and Rockets in the 1980s and 1990s.

The graphics for many of these releases relied upon the heart and rocket graphics and were masterfully rendered in numerous colors and formats. This EP represents just how minimalistic yet brilliant these choices were. In the 80's, everyone used garish hair, cheap colors, and excess to market and sell music. Love and Rockets existed in that quasi-underground world where one hit would drive them into the mainstream while a dozen or more great singles and releases languished on the shelves of indie stores.

Anyway, this is a brilliant track and I love how these covers hold up over time.

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