(Individual Assignment) – Album Covers No unread replies. No replies.
Here’s your chance to become an artist or producer for a band of the 1960’s. Choose a band (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane/Airplane, The Doors, Janis Joplin, or Jimi Hendrix) and design an entirely new cover for one of their albums. I recommend you visit www.amazon.com (Links to an external site.) (Opens in a new tab. To close the tab with your keyboard press Ctrl+w, or Ctrl+F4) to look up their recordings (type in the band name, click on Popular Music on the left hand side to limit your search to Audio CD’s only). View a few of their album covers and then draw a new cover that is creative and reflective of the 1960’s. Try to avoid pictures of the band and focus more on artistic endeavors. Sexuality was a very important part of the 1960’s, but please keep your covers “clean”.
WHY- because you need an opportunity to reflect not just on the music, but on the visual art of the day. Music does not exist in isolation from society. Society creates music as a form of expression and thus music is very sensitive to the fads. By doing this assignment I think you will become more “in tune” with 1960’s culture.
Scan your album cover and upload it to the discussion board “Album Covers”. If you cannot scan, take a picture of it with your camera or camera phone. If you do not have access to a scanner, digital camera, or camera phone, let Dr. Keast know. He’ll scan it for you.