Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cover Art Recap

Quiz #24 results are in. This was the closest competition yet, with 3 separate entries reaching a high score of 29 out of 30 possible points. The first of these to email me their answers, and the quiz winner, is Matt Kuebrich. Congrats to Matt and to the other high scorers Jarek Sawiuk and Joel Cosseboom. Answers are below.

Leon Gimpel

Beirut / The Flying Club Cup

Michael Ormerod

Slash and Burn: The Best of Bodeans

Joel Meyerowitz

Ben Folds and Nick Hornby / Lonely Avenue

Eugene Atget

Galaxie 500 / Today


John Zorn / Naked City

Bruce Davidson

Bob Dylan / Together Through Life

Ryan McGinley

Sigur Ros / Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

George Mitchell

Deerhunter / Halcyon Digest

Peter Hujar

Antony and the Johnsons / I Am a Bird Now

Manuel Presti

Wilco / Sky Blue Sky

Diane Arbus

Robert Frank

Rolling Stones / Exile on Main Street

Herbert Bayer

The Chemical Brothers / We Are The Night

Alexander Rodchenko

Franz Ferdinand / You Could Have it So Much Better

There were multiple alternatives to the challenge to name a photograph which appears noncommissioned on an album cover and on two book covers. The one I had in mind was Anders Petersen's photo which appears on the cover of Tom Waits' Rain Dogs, and on the covers of Petersen's Cafe Lehmitz and The 70s, Photography and Everyday Life by Paul Wombell.

Matt Kuebrich chose Bruce Davidson's Brooklyn Gang, New York City, 1959 featured (above) on Bob Dylan's Together Through Life, and on the covers of Riding in Cars with Boys by Beverly Donofrio, Big Bad Love by Larry Brown, and Richard Ford's A Piece of My Heart.

Jarek Sawiuk's pick was an anonymous photo of a Montparnasse train crash from 1895, used on the cover of Mr.Big's Lean Into It and also on Human Factors in Simple and Complex Systems by Robert Proctor and An Introduction to Error Analysis: The Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements by John Taylor.

Joel Cosseboom chose Man Ray's Tears, used on the book covers of Science of Emotion by Randolph Cornelius and Eyetrouble by Martha Ronk as well as the album cover for Damon and Namoi’s More Sad Hits.

Thanks to everyone who sent in a reply. Look for another edition of this quiz in the upcoming months.

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