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The Story Behind ‘The Devil and God…” Artwork

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Alt Press talked with Nicholas Prior, the photographer behind Brand New’s The Devil and God… artwork, to discuss the photo ten years later:

    I don’t know specifically how the band first came to see the image. The band presumably first saw the image at my solo show at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City. I assume there was one person who made the first suggestion to use it, though, and I don’t know who that person is. The band didn’t reach out to me directly; rather, Interscope Records (Universal Music Group) contacted my gallery, so there were several intermediaries involved. Originally, when Yossi first told me about the offer—and before I even knew which band was behind the request—I declined. The band was very committed to this image, though, which meant something to me, so I asked a few more questions—chiefly, about which band was behind the request, and their intended treatment of the image. Interscope sent me an advanced copy of the album, and listening to it clearly sealed the deal. I agreed to cropping the image to a square, but I didn’t want any text on the cover which, I think, makes the cover much more compelling and intriguing—though it did seem to confuse David Letterman.

  2. dubey


    What does the uncropped version look like
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  3. crunchprank Prestigious

    Aside from AP's click bait title, this was an interesting article. It's cool the photographer got an advanced copy of the album and immediately approved the picture.
  4. artbynickferran

  5. Dan O'Neill


    The same but wider.
  6. tyler2tall

    Trusted Supporter

    What's the letterman story?
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  7. billyboatman

    Hopelessly Hopeful

  8. Yellowcard2006


    There's a video of him holding the album with the back facing the camera. You can watch it in the link posted

    Also never noticed the slippers before.
  9. Ska Senanake


    The slippers are the most important detail. It's how we know Brand New is releasing a double album as well as a B-sides album before the end of 2018.
  10. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    It's click bait-y, but at least they actually show the girl lol
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