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Everon — Fantasma

The Art Corner was a series of articles by graphic artist Mattias Norén, who was part of the DPRP team and designed the layout we had at the time. In this series, Mattias reviewed the artwork of albums. The series started in January 1999 and ran for about 18 months.

The original introduction of the series is included below and will tell you what it was all about. This category no longer runs, so information about submitting an album for review has been removed, but we're keeping the archived articles as a separate series in the Features category.

Check out Mattias Norén's company website: ProgArt!

Dear visitor of The Art Corner!

Some people say that it's just the inside that counts, but I'm actually one of those men that cares much about the outside as well! :-)

The Art Corner only concentrates on the outside. What I think about the inside, the music, I'll keep for myself in this case.

Each album has been given 1 to 5 points in seven different categories.

  • Design / Composition: Is the idea and layout good?
  • Technical skill: Is the artist good at what he is doing?
  • Connection to the music: Is the artwork inspired by the music, album title and the lyrics? Does it feel good to look at the cover at the same time you listening to the music?
  • Logotype: How good is the design of the logotype?
  • Typography: How good is the typography? (cover and backcover)
  • Booklet: How good is the typography, artwork, layout and paper quality?
  • Disc: How good is the typography, artwork, layout on the disc?

Mattias Norén

Design

Art, concept, design and illustrations by: Gregory Bridges

Photos by: Ulf Thürmann

Electronic images by: Willebrord

score
Design / Composition 3,5
Technical skill 4,5
Connection to the music 3,5
Logotype 4
Typography 3
Booklet 4
Disc print 3

Score: 3,6

Comments

This is the fourth release from Everon, and just like before Gregory Bridges from Australia has supplied the artwork. I think this is his weakest Everon cover so far. Actually I think the painting in the middle of the booklet would have served as a better cover. Still Bridges is a highly skilled artist and I admire his work very much.

I have heard that the first printed version of the booklet should have had some problems with the quality. I'm not sure if I have this first version, but if I do I really would like to see the second version, cause the booklet I have looks very good to me.

Review by Mattias Norén

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