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Re: zion hill dub repress

Postby skunkride » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:06 am

Wicked cover there Kalcidis. Guess PS are trying a "different thing" here.

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Re: zion hill dub repress

Postby algoriddim » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:25 pm

Yeah that cover is just dumb.
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Re: zion hill dub repress

Postby chuckasaurusrex » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:14 pm

Something like Kalcidis' version is, I think, what most people (myself included) who'll actually buy the album would prefer to see on the cover. But I don't think the actual cover is terrible - it's clean and distinctive, although I think including the advertising copy (i.e. album description and producer information) greatly diminishes the impact.

By contrast, in my eyes at least cover art doesn't get much worse than they used for the "Deeper Roots" set.
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Re: zion hill dub repress

Postby Mark T » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:01 pm

Well obviously the album is hot stuff but it's a bit saucy putting it in a cover like that.
Let's hope it's not the actual PS design.
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Re: zion hill dub repress

Postby David » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:56 am

I think about throwing away the cover and putting it into a blank sleeve, just like the original press.

maybe the silk screen version will be better....but way more expensive of course.
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Re: zion hill dub repress

Postby Mick Sleeper » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:44 am

kalcidis wrote:I threw together this in 20 minutes and would have loved to have to a cover like this (even more if someone professional had done it in a similar vein).

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Wow, you've created a retro look that never was! What's the font you used? Would come in handy for some of my own custom sleeve projects. 8)
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Re: zion hill dub repress

Postby RB » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:32 pm

David wrote:thats the cover:

http://www.amazon.de/Zion-Hill-Vinyl-Ka ... 036&sr=1-4

..... I resist to comment it!


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Re: zion hill dub repress

Postby kalcidis » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:50 pm

The font is called
Mick Sleeper wrote: What's the font you used?


The top font is called Tintoretto (Outline). Since I don't own this font I lifted it from the covers of Escape From Hell (Tappa Zukie) and Boat To Zion (Maytones). Dub is written with Premier (Shaded) which I took from Winston Edward's Natty Locks Dub. Generally I like to either lift text from scanned sleeves or process them manually to get an "authentic" look. This sleeve I didn't have any time to work with so it doesn't look too real (over-saturated colours in the prints and generally just too clean). But had I put one or two hours more on it I'm fairly certain I could fool many that it had been an actual release ;)

Please post your own custom sleeves! Right now I'm working on one for Leggo! Ah-Fi-Wi-Dis! using letra set letters and linolium printing. It's going to be ... perhaps more interesting than good looking :D
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Re: zion hill dub repress

Postby Mick Sleeper » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:42 pm

Thanks Kalcidis - I'll try to find those fonts. Here's my reworking of Pleasure Dub by Pressure Sounds. More or less the same concept, but I think a bit bolder.

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I also like this one... I wrote an article on my Lee Perry website that proposed what might have happened if Scratch hadn't gone off the rails in the 1970s and continued producing. Here's a 1980 Mikey Dread LP that never happened:

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Re: zion hill dub repress

Postby Rootsitup » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:26 pm

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Re: zion hill dub repress

Postby brennan » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:06 pm

Would prefer Kalcidis cover!
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