Re: Yes : Progressive / psychedelic rockers (with some of the best album cover art to boot)
posted at 5/8/2012 2:07 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Yes : Progressive / psychedelic rockers (with some of the best album cover art to boot)
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Yes : Progressive / psychedelic rockers (with some of the best album cover art to boot) : Yes, it's art (and design...by Roger Dean, who also did Asia's album covers, among others). There used to be a quiz with different bands' logotypes in which they show you only one letter and you have to guess the band. Lots of fun. The "Yes" logo is iconic in that way, like the "VH" logo for Van Halen. (my loose-leaf notebooks were all covered with these, btw...) Yes is an interesting group to bring up now, because they characterize, to me, one branch of "art rock" in which influences, intent, and execution are all quite well aligned and relatively consistent (if not entirely in quality) over many years. I'm not sure how apparent this confluence is, however, to the 'average' music fan....
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I should have put an emoticon ;) next to the "?" in my comment; truth is, I love logo art -- as well as many other forms of commercial art. Many well-known logos are amazing works of art, and have in some cases, spawned a host of fantastic art as well. There are a bunch of logo quizzes on the web (have never seen one just music-related, I've only seen them when they are totally random and mixed -- and even though I don't usually know many, I love to look at them anyhow).
The recent Pink Floyd thread was great because it put a spotlight not only on what Floyd's identity meant to people, but also on progressive rock in general. The views were quite polarized -- love 'em or hate 'em, not much in between. I thought Yes was worth exploring for some reactions mostly because they seemed to deliver a somewhat different message than Floyd, and don't have the same mythical history that Floyd had.
Anyhow, typeface / font / lettering is one of my passions, have loved it all since I was a kid. Being the inventor of a font (I'm a geek) -- that to me, would be a great artistic achievement. I've never seen, "Helvetica" and need to get hold of it. Right up my ally.
Lots of the psychedelic art was fabulous. Still is (eye of beholder notwithstanding). :D