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14 December 2010

Coldplay Album Art

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Parachutes (2000)
600px x 597px / 32 KB

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A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
600px x 596px / 252 KB

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X&Y (2005)
600px x 593px / 180 KB

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Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)
1160px x 1072px / 412 KB

So, if you haven't heard of them for whatever insane reason, there is a very inspiring English alternative rock band called Coldplay. Their music is very relaxing, and despite also having a very positive message like 311, their music is a lot more toned down and minor. I personally tend to listen to them a lot when I have a long car ride or when I'm feeling depressed.

I love how the globe on the Parachutes cover appears to be spinning and has a lot of motion,  but is also glowing from the inside, as if there were a light source inside the globe -- it's as if you could just figure out how to take control of the spinning globe you would be able to grasp the light source, or inspiration, contained within the mysterious globe. The light which could represent inspiration or purity can be obtained by anyone as long as they puzzle out how to do it, and I like that message.

A Rush of Blood to the Head appears to feature a bust or statue that is made of some grainy or loose material which is blowing away on the wind. For me, the cover brings to mind feelings that life is short, and even the greatest of our accomplishments will eventually be forgotten as the sands of time erase our legacies. Deep stuff, I know, haha.

I love geometric designs with pleasant color palettes, and that is exactly what X&Y brings to the table. It's simple and pleasant. The artwork on Viva la Vida features an artist's rendering of what appears to be the French Revolution -- actually, I just did a bit of googling and found out that the artwork is from Eugène Delacroix's 1830 painting Liberty Leading the People, which is quite epically depicted if I say so myself.

Do you guys like Coldplay? Do you think the art looks cool or have any opinions about it? Let me know by commenting!

1 comment:

  1. Love it. According to fansites, the 'Rush Of Blood' artwork was originally from a fashion magazine, and was meant to be a 3D scanning of the model's whole face. He was also wearing a twill cape. However, the cheap-ass scanner they used only scanned 30 cm high and so cut off halfway up his head, and also the shiny twill material messed with the scanner's lasers, hence the spikes around the neck area. No idea why his chest is missing, however.

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