Sunday, February 14, 2010

BT's new album "These Hopeful Machines" cover art

Last year I was approached by Network Records to do the cover for BT's next album. Over the following 8 months I worked with BT, his label, and art director Gavin Taylor (www.okco.us) in creating the concept and cover art. I incorporated a lot of images that had personal meaning for BT. The idea was to combine organic forms and technological symbols from his life and travels. The result was an oil painting covering 2 canvases 15x45 inches each, butted together to form one continuous image. This became the fold out insert for the CD. I got a copy of it last week. It turned out more amazing than I expected.

As a electronic musician myself, I already had massive respect for BT's talent. Working with him on the cover impressed me further with how down to earth, positive and genuine he is as a person. Needless to say his new album sounds absolutely awesome.

Check out BT's album at Amazon

7 comments:

Andrew said...

Fantastic Aaron, really beautiful what you've done here!

Tiziano said...

Great masterpiece, Aaron.

Greetings from Italy

d. yee said...

Always been curious about the artist behind the BT artwork for These Hopeful Machines. Stumble upon your blog and I want to personally say that it's one of my favorite BT album insert art to date. I'm wowed by your beautiful portfolio of work. Looking forward to your future new paintings!

Cheers!
d. yee
art-withoutwords.com/journal

s said...

I've always been a fan of your work since your DA days from 2001 and when I saw the album cover on the new iPod nano ad, I knew just by the painting that it had to be yours. Amazing work as always!!

DaveMacDowell said...

Dude-the past week when I open the apple homepage-Theres an ipod nano ad with the BT=I kept saying damn whoever painted that is an aaron jasinksi rip off;P

leokrafty said...

love all the new BT paintings
excellent job
greetings

Carpool Crew said...

I always liked the album cover you did for Railer