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The London Street Artist Behind Blink-182’s New Album Art

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  1. Melody Bot

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    NME interviewed D*Face, the artist behind Blink-182’s latest album artwork:

    “But those first ideas that I sent, they said ‘nothing’s really doing it for us.’ [see above and below for the rejected album artworks] There was an illustration, however, that I’d worked on about a year and a half ago that I’d parked up and not got round to finishing. I looked at it and thought how California, to me, is about driving, the birth of the hot-rod and that whole lifestyle – so it made sense if it had a car in it. So that was the first checkpoint for me where I realised it was working. I sent that idea over and Matt [Skiba] and Travis were like ‘that’s the one. That the shit!’ But, to be honest with you, Mark [Hoppus] was like ‘I’m not so sure…’ – so it wasn’t straightforward, let’s put it like that!”

    Seeing some of the rejected art ideas is pretty cool. I’m definitely a fan of what they ended up with.

  2. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Oh man, those rejected ones are SO bad haha. I dig the final product
  3. don't fret


    the highway sign would make a cool shirt
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  4. slimfenix182


    I kind of like the first rejected one in that article with the four people, but I think the album cover they got is awesome.
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  5. quietwords

    RIP EmoPunkKid28: 2002-2016 Prestigious

    I dig the highway sign one, haha.
  6. SEANoftheDEAD


    Highway sign looks badass!
  7. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    first one is cool
  8. theredline May 4, 2016
    (Last edited: May 4, 2016)

    Trusted Supporter

    I like them all. I like the street sign the most...I don't dislike what they chose...I just don't love it, but oh man I love the song!
  9. Highway sign is cool, the first one is a bit too busy imo. I dig what they eventually went with though.
  10. wisdomfordebris

    Trusted Supporter

    i just can't believe how many random people travis is friends with.
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  11. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    Damn! I really like that second rejected cover a lot.