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the album is darker, more introspective

Seeking inspiration on the eve of German reunification, U2 began recording Achtung Baby at Berlin's Hansa Studios in October 1990. The sessions were fraught with conflict, as the band argued over their musical direction and the quality of their material. After tensions and slow progress nearly prompted the group to break up, they made a breakthrough with the improvised writing of the song "One". Morale improved during subsequent recording sessions in Dublin throughout 1991 to complete the album. To confound the public's expectations of the band and their music, U2 chose the record's facetious title and colourful multi-image sleeve.

so, in 2012, who was fraught with conflict, nearly broke up, but re-united?

Im thinking of the arab spring uprisings....well we hurt eachother then we do it again....

how to depict that in a picture....

what shining star will light the way?
Thank you Spicy..your posts get me thinking about the heart and soul of the album. There is so much in the world today that screams Achtung.
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All of the above basically although I think we need another nude photo of Adam for the new Achtung Baby collage. I'll get right on that.... ;-)

 

A way to look at it is, imagine this album is being released now and you are on the design team for the album cover art. They want it to reflect the spirit of the album music, and today's world. Artistically speaking, that could mean anything. You can draw your inspiration from just about anywhere but it should not only reflect the spirit of the album but today's global environment. I'm not sure if I'm making any sense.

 

I entered. Winning's a long shot but I had to try. Keeping my fingers crossed. You are just allowed one entry per contest. When I went back to the entry area again, I only see the option to view my submission. 

Good luck to all who entered. larry_happy.gifedge_happy.gifbono_happy.gifadam_happy.gif
Thank you Shannon and good luck to you. smokin.gif The more I'm thinking about it, the more I may just do multiple pieces. Then make a decision as to which one.Thinking, thinking.....
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He maybe a silly question I and I can't believe that I even dare to ask it, :P

but I have made an text in english that goes with my art for the trabbie contest, but Im not sure if I used the words correctly (because I'm dutch). Is there someone willing to check my text, Its for me very important to have no mistakes in my content :) ...

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He maybe a silly question I and I can't believe that I even dare to ask it, :P

but I have made an text in english that goes with my art for the trabbie contest, but Im not sure if I used the words correctly (because I'm dutch). Is there someone willing to check my text, Its for me very important to have no mistakes in my content :) ...

do you know Barbara1  ? she can speak dutch and english...or try Zhivvy for sure as shes multilingual and teaches english as a profession...

you cand send it to me as well, and maybe we can all work together on this...

definitly try zhivvy first and then Barbara1

 

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Shannon387']All of the above basically although I think we need another nude photo of Adam for the new Achtung Baby collage. I'll get right on that.... ;-)

 

A way to look at it is, imagine this album is being released now and you are on the design team for the album cover art. They want it to reflect the spirit of the album music, and today's world. Artistically speaking, that could mean anything. You can draw your inspiration from just about anywhere but it should not only reflect the spirit of the album but today's global environment. I'm not sure if I'm making any sense.

 

I entered. Winning's a long shot but I had to try. Keeping my fingers crossed. You are just allowed one entry per contest. When I went back to the entry area again, I only see the option to view my submission. 

Good luck to all who entered. 
larry_happy.gifedge_happy.gifbono_happy.gifadam_happy.gif

Thank you Shannon and good luck to you. smokin.gif The more I'm thinking about it, the more I may just do multiple pieces. Then make a decision as to which one.Thinking, thinking.....

 

You should definitely enter. 

That's a good idea. I've been known to design, well develop a design concept, that way. For this one, I had about three different design concepts. As I continued developing the designs, researching ideas, listening to the album & remixes, and working on each of them. One in particular is the one that stood out to me as my final design. I ended up finalizing and submitting that one. 

I managed to figure out how to view the entries on accident when I was reviewing my own entry on my phone - again... I couldn't tell ya how I did it. But while I was there I had a look. There were a lot of entries, but out of the actual names of zootops, that I know of, there weren't many of us. Only a handful. A lot of entries though. Quite a wide variety of talent, and lots of chances for people to win. It would be really cool if one or more of them were zootops. 
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Shannon387']All of the above basically although I think we need another nude photo of Adam for the new Achtung Baby collage. I'll get right on that.... ;-)

 

A way to look at it is, imagine this album is being released now and you are on the design team for the album cover art. They want it to reflect the spirit of the album music, and today's world. Artistically speaking, that could mean anything. You can draw your inspiration from just about anywhere but it should not only reflect the spirit of the album but today's global environment. I'm not sure if I'm making any sense.

 

I entered. Winning's a long shot but I had to try. Keeping my fingers crossed. You are just allowed one entry per contest. When I went back to the entry area again, I only see the option to view my submission. 

Good luck to all who entered. 
larry_happy.gifedge_happy.gifbono_happy.gifadam_happy.gif

Thank you Shannon and good luck to you. smokin.gif The more I'm thinking about it, the more I may just do multiple pieces. Then make a decision as to which one.Thinking, thinking.....

 

You should definitely enter. 

That's a good idea. I've been known to design, well develop a design concept, that way. For this one, I had about three different design concepts. As I continued developing the designs, researching ideas, listening to the album & remixes, and working on each of them. One in particular is the one that stood out to me as my final design. I ended up finalizing and submitting that one. 

I managed to figure out how to view the entries on accident when I was reviewing my own entry on my phone - again... I couldn't tell ya how I did it. But while I was there I had a look. There were a lot of entries, but out of the actual names of zootops, that I know of, there weren't many of us. Only a handful. A lot of entries though. Quite a wide variety of talent, and lots of chances for people to win. It would be really cool if one or more of them were zootops. 
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He maybe a silly question I and I can't believe that I even dare to ask it, :P

but I have made an text in english that goes with my art for the trabbie contest, but Im not sure if I used the words correctly (because I'm dutch). Is there someone willing to check my text, Its for me very important to have no mistakes in my content :) ...

I'm happy to help also, although I don't know dutch, I am a wiz at editing text (in English). 
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He maybe a silly question I and I can't believe that I even dare to ask it, :P

but I have made an text in english that goes with my art for the trabbie contest, but Im not sure if I used the words correctly (because I'm dutch). Is there someone willing to check my text, Its for me very important to have no mistakes in my content :) ...

I'm happy to help also, although I don't know dutch, I am a wiz at editing text (in English). 
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All good ideas to think about Spicy. Although, if your unsure and still developing your ideas. Exploring more than one would be a good way to start. You may find that as you progress, one in particular will stand out for you as your entry.

 

To throw a wrench in things, and also to give you more ideas to think about. Your designs don't have to be literal translations of any particular idea, song, or lyric. The original album cover art wasn't. They can be abstract and artistic ideas too. The original album cover art has some abstractness on it. Much of it was not a literal translation, but individual photos with different meanings and ideas going on which, when put together, make up an artistic interpretation of what was going on in the 90's at the time the album was released and had the spirit of the album infused in them.

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All good ideas to think about Spicy. Although, if your unsure and still developing your ideas. Exploring more than one would be a good way to start. You may find that as you progress, one in particular will stand out for you as your entry.

 

To throw a wrench in things, and also to give you more ideas to think about. Your designs don't have to be literal translations of any particular idea, song, or lyric. The original album cover art wasn't. They can be abstract and artistic ideas too. The original album cover art has some abstractness on it. Much of it was not a literal translation, but individual photos with different meanings and ideas going on which, when put together, make up an artistic interpretation of what was going on in the 90's at the time the album was released and had the spirit of the album infused in them.

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