Some Like It Hot (Special Edition)
Billy Wilder's classic comedy stars Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as a pair of unemployed musicians who inadvertently become witnesses to the St. Valentine Day's Massacre. To escape the wrath of the gangsters, Joe (Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon) are forced to hit the road in drag, taking the only jobs available with an all-girl band bound for Miami. Enroute, both men fall for lead singer and blond bombshell Sugar Kane, (Marilyn Monroe), but are unable to fulfill their desires for fear of revealing their identity. Joe tries to get around this by adopting a third identity for seduction, that of a shy millionaire who sounds strangely like Cary Grant. Meanwhile Jerry has his own problems, fighting off the advances of Osgood E. Fielding, a real millionaire hypnotized by his/her charms. Some movies are just perfect.
At around the edge of the 21st century Hip-Hop package design slipped out of it's quixotic hand drawn Rap stylings and began to inhabit the look and feel of slick packing design that was usually reserved for other less fantastical... At around the edge of the 21st century Hip-Hop package design slipped out of it's quixotic hand drawn Rap stylings and began to inhabit the look and feel of slick packing design that was usually reserved for other less fantastical music forms. The cover design for Jay-Z's "Kingdom Come" is one of my favorites because it is a interactive work. What seems to be a straight up cover portrait of the artist is actually an illusion. The striking photo of Jay-Z is framed in a see through ruby colored slipcase that hides the actual hypnotic portrait of Jay_Z with and without his baseball cap, with and without his icon sunglasses. This image could have been the cover in it's own right, but it's psychedelic look may have been off target or misleading. Instead this image is meant as a alternative cover that shows the two sides of this particular performer. I think it's one of the best album cover designs.
With all the hype building around, I couldn't ignore this. Tomorrow is Sep 11 (God bless those who lost their loved ones, due to the terror attacks) who will win. Good Ringtones (Curtis) Vs Good Music (Graduation)... You decide.