It Started with Steve Earle
Devil's Music #3 by Tony Fitzpatrick
I was watching You Can Count on Me the other night and realized immediately that I had seen it before, which would have been a total bust if Mark Ruffalo hadn't been in it. Maybe because I already knew what was happening and would happen, I really noticed the music and how much I loved it. Thus began my current infatuation with Steve Earle.
Or, more accurately, my infatuation with researching everything Steve Earle to see if I want to spend money on downloading his music.
Shortly thereafter I found a compilation of his album covers, many of which were mixed media and most of which I loved. Album art can be so awesome, because it's already emotional if you love the artist. Anyway, I started getting annoyed because I couldn't easily figure out who designed the covers.
This reminded me of how Rhino Records gets the credit for Masaki Koike's art and design, which is a bummer. A corporation didn't design it, a person did.
Anyway, eventually I found out that the artist who does most Steve Earle albums is Tony Fitzpatrick. I know this man's work is out of my price range because there are no prices listed on his website. Not a good sign. I guess I should go to Amoeba rather than iTunes if I want to hold his work in my hands. It's just not the same on the screen.
Irish Channel Emerald Moth by Tony Fitzpatrick