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Thread started 02/21/12 2:48am

clbrooks

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Singles - alternative artwork

Hi guys.

Thought you might be interested to see some artwork I've been working on. Basically I had the idea of creatign alternative artwork for old Prince singles. It's a bit of a labour lof love and will be an ongoign project (completeing more when I get time/ inspiration!).

I am pretty certain I am not infringing on any copyrights or anything (please let me know if anyione knows otherwise) - these are for FUN, and I would hope some of you would want to grab them for your own collections (handy for iTunes etc.) if you want a change!

You'll notice that they all follow themes, related by their parent album.

Do let me know what you think!

CRAIG

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/ArmsofOrion.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/Batdance.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/Partyman.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/Scandalous.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/LetsGoCrazy.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/WhenDovesCry.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/IWouldDie4U.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/PurpleRain-1.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/DirtyMind.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/Head.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/Uptown.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/Anotherloverholenyohead.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/Kiss.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/Mountains.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/GirlsBoys.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/AlphabetSt.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/GlamSlam.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/IWishUHeaven.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/America.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/RaspberryBeret.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae2/craigleebrooks/Prince%20Singles%20-%20alternative%20artwork/PopLife.jpg[/img:$uid]

[Edited 2/24/12 9:46am]

[Edited 2/24/12 10:41am]

[Edited 2/27/12 3:59am]

[Edited 2/28/12 5:39am]

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Reply #1 posted 02/21/12 2:50am

clbrooks

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Oh, and you'll also notice I stick to original (mainly UK) track listings, with a few exceptions where I've added the odd track as a further b-side (these are my versions afterall!) wink

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Reply #2 posted 02/21/12 3:13am

PANDURITO

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I like'em nod

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Reply #3 posted 02/21/12 3:17am

Llanishenlad

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This may sound gay, but they're wooonnnnderful covers! Well done cool

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Reply #4 posted 02/21/12 3:21am

PFan88

they look awesome (:

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Reply #5 posted 02/21/12 3:26am

clbrooks

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THANKS GUYS!

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Reply #6 posted 02/21/12 3:39am

Ymaginatif

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I'd buy them! Nice work cool

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Reply #7 posted 02/21/12 4:00am

clbrooks

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Ymaginatif said:

I'd buy them! Nice work cool

Right click to save ; )

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Reply #8 posted 02/21/12 4:12am

thedance

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I like that artwork for The Arms Of Orion + Batdance a lot - COOL,

I can live without the rest/ I prefer those originally released..

Partyman is a fail, that artwork pic is from the Batdance music video, not Partyman..... wink

Still you are very very skilled, I believe better than most.. cheers.

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #9 posted 02/21/12 4:14am

squirrelgrease

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They look great. Thanks for sharing.

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Reply #10 posted 02/21/12 4:39am

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PANDURITO said:

I like'em nod

100% agreed. great covers.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #11 posted 02/21/12 4:47am

Dave1992

Great work.

I especially dig the front sind of Arms of Orion and Mountains, and the back side of Partyman!

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Reply #12 posted 02/21/12 5:03am

SpiritOtter

clbrooks,

WOW. In particular, your work on Mountains, Orion & Batdance is exemplorary.

love,

Spirit

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Reply #13 posted 02/21/12 6:10am

Funklov

i like the Parade covers. except they need the "Paisley" logo, not the words "Paisley Park". that didnt change until the Batman album i believe.
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Reply #14 posted 02/21/12 6:19am

CrabalockerFis
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"Mountains" is my favorite. I also like "The Arms Of Orion".

Please do post more if/when you make them.

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Reply #15 posted 02/21/12 6:24am

NeonCraxx

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Kudos. That shit is sick. biggrin
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Reply #16 posted 02/21/12 6:55am

TheDigitalGard
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Fucking excellent. I really like the Batman covers.

Keep em coming.

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Reply #17 posted 02/21/12 7:00am

djdaffy1227

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They look better than the actual releases. Very nice.

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Reply #18 posted 02/21/12 7:33am

Shafty

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Very good work indeed. I like them all, but in particular the Parade era covers. "Mountains" is awesome!!

Little? Yeah, right. It might be little but it's loud
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Reply #19 posted 02/21/12 7:37am

NouveauDance

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Groovy. Some of these better than the official ones! razz

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Reply #20 posted 02/21/12 7:48am

Milty

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these are great updates if they actually were updates. want to do some cover designs for my album?

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Reply #21 posted 02/21/12 9:29am

pzlyprk

Nicely done. As a graphic designer myself, I always prefer a more minimal approach. Ignore the one nitpicking comment from thedance (it's the same outfit P wore in the Pman video, and that pose is a perfect look/feel for this single). These are stellar.

One thing I did notice... wasn't everything P did for the Batman album released under the WB umbrella ONLY (no Paisley Park), because of WB's control/ownership of that whole project? Thought that was the reason why none of the Batman related singles never ended up on any P compilations.

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Reply #22 posted 02/21/12 9:42am

PANDURITO

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Llanishenlad said:

This may sound gay, but they're wooonnnnderful covers! Well done cool

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Reply #23 posted 02/21/12 10:33am

clbrooks

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Funklov said:

i like the Parade covers. except they need the "Paisley" logo, not the words "Paisley Park". that didnt change until the Batman album i believe.

Interesting point, will have to sort that out, cheers!

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Reply #24 posted 02/21/12 10:34am

clbrooks

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Milty said:

these are great updates if they actually were updates. want to do some cover designs for my album?

I'd love to - let me knowwhat you need.

CRAIG

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Reply #25 posted 02/21/12 10:36am

clbrooks

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pzlyprk said:

Nicely done. As a graphic designer myself, I always prefer a more minimal approach. Ignore the one nitpicking comment from thedance (it's the same outfit P wore in the Pman video, and that pose is a perfect look/feel for this single). These are stellar.

One thing I did notice... wasn't everything P did for the Batman album released under the WB umbrella ONLY (no Paisley Park), because of WB's control/ownership of that whole project? Thought that was the reason why none of the Batman related singles never ended up on any P compilations.

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Another intersting point! I'll have rework some of these, but that's why I'm glad I've finally started putting them up here so you fans can give me some solid input. And yes, I kinda ignored the Partyman comment. It's Prince in the 'Gemini' guise, which as far as I'm concerned would always be associated with Partyman.

LOVING ALL THESE COMMENTS FOLKS, THANK YOU IT IS APPRECIATED AND I AM NOW INSPIRED TO DO LOADS MORE! x

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Reply #26 posted 02/21/12 10:52am

TwiliteKid

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These are all really well done, especially the Parade singles.

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Reply #27 posted 02/21/12 11:24am

nayroo2002

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Great designs on the 'Parade' collection, clbrooks!

I actually like the newer, spelled-out "Paisley Park" on your renderings.

I'd really like to see your takes on the 'Around The World In A Day' singles!

Prost!

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #28 posted 02/21/12 11:36am

madhouseman

those are really cool. nice work.

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Reply #29 posted 02/21/12 11:42am

Llanishenlad

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It'd be interesting to see what you could work up with the Purple Rain and Around the world in a day era's being they are such busy artworks, i'd like to see what minimalistic approach you could give to them wink

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