Monday, March 29, 2010

D*Face's Christina Aguilera - Bionic Cover

So I would never have guessed that I would be posting about Christina Aguilera on this blog but hey there you go. It would appear Christina is following in the footsteps of Madonna in the commissioning of a Street Artist to design the album artwork. In the case of Madonna it was Mr. Brainwash who was commissioned for the Madonna Celebration album. And now we see the artwork for the forthcoming album Bionic from Christina Aguilera has been created by D*Face

While we are not exactly fans of Christina Aguilera, we do feel that this commission works very well and we actually like what D*Face has done. We are impressed that such a mainstream pop artist as Christina who relies equally as much on her image as her so called music has taken such a gamble with her image and allowed it to be sliced open and portrayed as it has.

Of the two commissions we think the Christina / D*Face wins hands down. While there are similarities between the two album covers ( Pose / Lips / hair) the Madonna / Mr.Brainwash looked like something that Mr. Brainwash was already working on for a canvas/print release and not something that was created specifically for the cover. We could be wrong on that call, but this D*Face cover looks like a lot more time and work went into it and certainly doesn't look like it was knocked up in a hour as the Mr. Brainwash one does!

We recommend you click on the image to view the larger size and see all the great little details contained in the robotic side of the face. Musical instruments, pipe works, birds, angels, clocks and if you look closely you will even spot one of D*Face's signature D*Dogs hiding in there.

So it will be interesting to see the reaction to this work both from the music press and fans and also that of the Street / Urban Art community who will either love it for what it is or hate it and cry sellout!! What do our readers think?

6 comments:

miss b said...

There's an Erasure album cover (chrous), from '91 that looks a little similar to D*Face's sleeve. Granted robots and pinup girls are hardly fresh, but it's an interesting co-incidence.

Anonymous said...

I like this alot. Good job.

Anonymous said...

Well, on the other hand the work for Madonna is maybe obvious aesthetically but conceptually brings some strong statement on stardom and pop culture imho. so then the easy aesthetics makes a lot of sense to me. The whole sense of the work stays in the equation marylin:madonna=warhol:street art. Which is a really interesting statement to me.

This work instead is just graphically appealing, throwing in some traced vintage illustrations in photoshop and making a commercial product.
Here the statement is totally unclear and open (is christina a consumer product? then inside should be record companies and piles of money, not musical instruments for sure..)
I really cannot find a sense to this work, just seems some random graphic design.
And... the drips?? my god..

Anonymous said...

Nice work...
but the font totally sucks and doesn't fit with the artwork at all!

Anonymous said...

I like it. It reminds me of Koo Koo by Debbie Harry, it was done by H.R. Giger.

Anonymous said...

She's a huge art collector, d*face is also her friend. She also owns piees by Banksy, interesting..