When the Residents’ debut album “Meet the Residents” was released in 1974 it attracted the ire of Beatles’ labels EMI and Capitol due to the cover art being a parody of the Fab Four’s second album “Meet the Beatles”.
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The Movimento Immaginista (Imaginist Movement) was an italian artistic movement, with strong ties to Italian Futurism, created independently in 1927 by a group of young leftist artists with the aim of bringing together all avant-garde movements.
C-Lab’s Notator revolutionized the way music was made with computers, when it appeared in 1988. Besides being a fantastic music making application, the hardware add-ons that C-Lab gradually brought out turned the Atari ST in a modular music production monster.
“N times great” Ted Nelson saw in advance the first germ of what was to become the present computer world: a world dominated by huge companies forcing us to accept increasingly opaque and disposable products intended for digital illiterates to spy on.
The infamous 1981 British Phonographic Industry campaign named “Home taping is killing music-and it’s illegal” and its super cool logo remain as a testament of an era when music was great.
Conceveid by Giacomo Balla in 1915 while Umberto Boccioni was at war, “Linee forza del pugno di Boccioni” (Force-lines of Boccioni’s fist) is one of the iconic artworks of Italian Futurism.
Heinrich Kley is known for his imaginative and sometimes darkly humorous pen drawings depicting anthropomorphized animals interacting with humans. Some people find them disturbing but they can be read in many ways.
What led the cover designer of the famous “Serie gialla” mystery series to feature the three mystic apes on the hard covers of the books? What message did he intend to convey?