Nice things of the week: Major Lazer toy, Al Fingers Cards & A Social History of Jamaican Album Covers.posted on August 6th, 2011 by Tobias in Audio, Design
Yes people. Here some thingies we liked pon the Internets these days:
Al Fingers Limited Edition Business Cards
The man Al Fingers has new business cards featuring 7″ vinyl imagery. Each card is unique, featuring its own design.
All you need to do to claim your free business card is work with Al Fingers. It’s that simple. Just commission Al for a highly paid project and get your one-of-a-kind card, free of charge!
Smashing Magazine: A Social History Of Jamaican Album Covers
For many people, this vision – of roots reggae and its deified lead singer – is the only face that Jamaican music has to offer. (To be honest, the Jamaican music industry, in its eagerness to capitalize on the popularity of this face, hasn’t done much to contradict it.)
Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll find a dozen genres lurking beneath the tie-died surface of roots reggae. On the album covers belonging to these genres, moreover, you’ll find a dozen different – and sometimes contradictory – visual images of what it has meant to be Jamaican, besides the template of the righteous Rastafarian popularized by Bob Marley. Although the reggae of the 1970s popularized a message of political rebellion, you only have to go back a few years earlier to find album covers that unconsciously reflect the values of neocolonialism – Jamaica as cultural treasure chest waiting to be looted by foreign interests.