The Art of John Baizley (Part II): A Perfect Monster

Baizley has also worked with a massively diverse range of bands, doing a collection of cover art and inlays most of which, along with a bunch of other cool stuff, can be found on his website. In a recent interview Baizley has admitted one of these artists gained a special place in his heart. Already a big fan of her music he was honoured when he was asked last year to do the cover art for New York based folk/country singer/songwriter Gillian Welch, an opportunity relished also for the fact it presented the opportunity to work outside the heavy music industry.

This cover of Baizley’s is particularly interesting as it is devoid of any bold and expressive colour, use of which has become synonymous with his work. It shows perhaps he was out of his comfort zone a little, but seemed to excel. As for all the other artists Baizley has worked there is one thing in common, he’s a genuine fan of their music. So here are a few of my favourite of Baizley’s non-Baroness cover pieces:

Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest (2011)

Black Tusk & ASG split – Low Country (2009)

Flight of the Conchords – I Told You I was Freaky (2009)

Kylesa – Static Tensions (2009)

Torche – In Return EP (2007)

Pig Destroyer – Phantom Limb (2007)

Black Tusk – Passage through Purgatory (2008)

Tell us your favourites below.

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2 thoughts on “The Art of John Baizley (Part II): A Perfect Monster

  1. Norman says:

    Static tensions will always be my favourite.. Anyway, gillian welch cover is good too

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