An interesting, if brief, film about the making of the original helmets, gloves and accessories for Daft Punk‘s robot look. I’d imagine this image by Syd Mead provided some inspiration for Guy-Manuel’s helmet as well.
Tickets available from Resident Advisor or on the door.
I was one of the people asked to pick some of my favourite record sleeves of the year for the 405 website – regular readers of this site might recognise a few images along the way too. Shouts for The Simonsound, Luke Insect, Trevor Jackson Julian House, Boards Of Canada and MachineDrum. Check out the article here.
Australian Pop and Psychedelic artist Martin Sharp has died, aged 71. He was probably best known for his posters and sleeve art for bands like Cream, Donovan and Bob Dylan as well as Oz magazine. His images speak for themselves and most of his sixties work was done as stream of conscious drawings with little planning. An indepth obituary is on the Australian Guardian.