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elementroejoy
08-29-2013, 12:30 AM
Didnt know if this should be its own thread...

What is everyones favorite artwork? I couldn't decide on which album cover to use on my iPod so I thought I'd find out everyone else's opinions for the "quintessential" album artwork for HM

To make it easier, everyone can vote here (http://poll.pollcode.com/mlyfr#sthash.Z0jLwLxi.dpuf)


http://www.ninwiki.com/images/thumb/5/5b/HMstandardcover.jpg/180px-HMstandardcover.jpgStandard
http://www.ninwiki.com/images/thumb/2/2d/HMdeluxecover.jpg/180px-HMdeluxecover.jpgDeluxe Edition
http://www.ninwiki.com/images/thumb/c/cf/HMvinylcover.jpg/180px-HMvinylcover.jpgVinyl
http://www.ninwiki.com/images/thumb/e/e9/HMdigitalcover.jpg/180px-HMdigitalcover.jpgDigital
http://www.ninwiki.com/images/thumb/7/75/Hesitation_Marks.jpg/180px-Hesitation_Marks.jpgiTunes Deluxe Edition
http://www.ninwiki.com/images/thumb/5/5d/HMstandardjapanese.jpg/180px-HMstandardjapanese.jpgJapanese Standard Edition

Butterscotch
08-29-2013, 12:31 AM
I might be in the minority here, but I prefer the DE's artwork.

eversonpoe
08-29-2013, 12:35 AM
i quite like all four, though i think the digital (the one with the grid & the matches) is my favorite. it's also currently the background on my phone.

i do wish the vinyl cover had been used for the standard CD and vice versa.

howdidislipinto
08-29-2013, 12:37 AM
Weirdly, until I have a version in my hands or on my phone, what I still keep picturing is the original orange/blue image with the fishing lines. I like all the other versions more, that initial image is just stuck in my head.

eversonpoe
08-29-2013, 12:40 AM
Weirdly, until I have a version in my hands or on my phone, what I still keep picturing is the original orange/blue image with the fishing lines. I like all the other versions more, that initial image is just stuck in my head.

mine, too. i don't mind it as an image (and i saw it as part of the vinyl package...it's nice) but i HATE IT as an album cover.

Final Destiny
08-29-2013, 12:45 AM
What I'm using is the digital cover for the main album, and the original (iTunes deluxe) cover for the remixes, to differentiate the two discs in iTunes, since the digital covers are intended to be for the digital files. Of course, if the official release does different art for every track, then that goes out the window.

Oh, and the three singles all are using their respective artworks.

Sesquipedalism
08-29-2013, 12:46 AM
I have no idea. And I've been so impressed by the individual pieces for "Came Back Haunted," "Copy of A," and "Everything," that I'd allowed them each to keep their respective artwork. I didn't do that for the Ghosts tracks (mostly because a lot of the images were not my cup of tea); I didn't do it for The Slip, even though I loved the individual images; but I did let each track keep its own art for Oblivion, because watching that image degrade as you cycle through the tracks is pretty cool.

If only I didn't love Russell Mills' works so fucking much. I'd checked in on him more than a few times since it became possible to check in on pretty much anyone, thanks to the 'net. I like all five covers of the album (though I think the iTunes deluxe cover would be a last resort). I've actually pondered this a bit in the past few days. Normally, I kinda hate when people hashtag things, but: #firstworldproblems.

NotoriousTIMP
08-29-2013, 12:46 AM
Can someone post up the various cover artwork? It would greatly help this thread.....

LeviSnuts
08-29-2013, 12:52 AM
I prefer the vinyl for the album, and the deluxe edition cover for the bonus tracks disc.

I then use the orange cover for the Tension rehearsals.

eversonpoe
08-29-2013, 01:06 AM
Digital
http://24.media.tumblr.com/703ca8b3a7002daf7025154887ab647d/tumblr_mq37xlokw41s726nxo3_1280.jpg


Deluxe
http://24.media.tumblr.com/cfd0d273aaa87f1ed65c0a6f34837e6b/tumblr_mq37xlokw41s726nxo1_1280.jpg


Standard
http://24.media.tumblr.com/b11d0c222c828660b22b8697a97492b3/tumblr_mq37xlokw41s726nxo2_1280.jpg


Vinyl
http://31.media.tumblr.com/1e1e9561db052c09ac0c41ffe7d34431/tumblr_mq37xlokw41s726nxo4_1280.jpg

eversonpoe
08-29-2013, 01:07 AM
also, it bothered me that the "singles" came with the tags as they were:

album - hesitation marks

track - BLANK OUT OF BLANK

:: shudder ::

so, i made each one track one of one, and named the "album" for each the name of the song, so they're all standalone. that way, they're also separate from the full album once i download it on the 3rd.

Fred
08-29-2013, 01:39 AM
I like the iTunes Deluxe Edition. It recalls both TDS and The Fragile, while simultaneously expanding on both of them. The Standard Edition cover also looks awesome. But the former should really have been used as a slip case to the latter, at the very least.

JessicaSarahS
08-29-2013, 01:42 AM
Deluxe edition fo sho.

Khrz
08-29-2013, 01:46 AM
I like the iTunes Deluxe Edition. It recalls both TDS and The Fragile, while simultaneously expanding on both of them. The Standard Edition cover also looks awesome. But the former should really have been used as a slip case to the latter, at the very least.

Oh shit, yeah, absolutely ! Man that would have looked rad...

Edit : oh, the iTunes DE ? Should learn about those reading skills everyone talks about... I thought you were talking about the actual DE. I'd love the itunes DE cover art if the logo wasn't so horrendously implemented. Who came up with that ? I can't believe Sheridan would do that, especially after the brilliance of The Slip's minimalism...

howdidislipinto
08-29-2013, 01:51 AM
The lightened cover of the Japanese version reminds me of when Amazon gets cover art so ridiculously wrong with their miscoloured versions.

...I also still kindof want it.

#ninfanproblems

martin_b
08-29-2013, 02:12 AM
I like standard, digital & iTunes versions, but I unable to decide which one of them is the very best.

butter_hole
08-29-2013, 02:14 AM
Standard. Looks great, has the eye catching, follow-me tiles down the bottom..

Digital I hate the matches and it looks 1990s emo.
Deluxe the left hand side with its not-quite-black, not-quite-grey bothers me, and I don't think it'll work in real life unless the colours are just right. I can't even work out what the blank parts are supposed to be, digital cutout or the edge of the canvas or what?
Vinyl is an uneven ugly mess, automatic disqualification. Gross. Get that shit out of here.
iTunes deluxe has that dumb non-logo that doesn't appear anywhere on any other covers and I don't understand why it hasn't gotten the regular text on it? If it did, maybe I'd like it. In fact I know I would, it'd probably be my preferred cover.
Japanese cover is (now) ruined for me by howdidisipinto's point above! Now I know why it's bothered me! Maybe the physical edition won't have the colour difference.

And Mills' explanations for the covers is awful first year arts degree crap and don't even get me started. Prefer the Carson or Sheridan method, thank you very much.

Love the album though.

Machines
08-29-2013, 02:27 AM
Digital. Which incidentally uses the same colour palette as March Of The Pigs

NotoriousTIMP
08-29-2013, 03:09 AM
I prefer the vinyl for the album, and the deluxe edition cover for the bonus tracks disc.

I then use the orange cover for the Tension rehearsals.

Wait, did I miss something or was there a release of studio session recordings?

accelestar
08-29-2013, 03:53 AM
I'm making my decision purely on how it looks in album view in iTunes. Standard gives a brown background, as does the digital version. The Deluxe just gives a black background with white text, and I think that's pretty boring. The vinyl cover looks like a bad Dave McKean Sandman cover, and while it gives a greyish blue background it gives boring white text, so that's kinda blah. That leaves the iTunes deluxe cover, which gives a nice blue background with orange highlight colors. I think it's the most striking anyway.

Khrz
08-29-2013, 03:58 AM
Personally as I stated before I prefer the DE edition, as I think it echoes the TDS artwork awesomely :

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/9621728630_4f42d7c9ed_o.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/9621729290_a04bbb6dc5_o.jpg

Halo Infinity
08-29-2013, 06:02 AM
I think I'd actually go for the Deluxe Edition first, then the Digital cover, and then the Standard cover. (I voted for the Deluxe Edition.)

Digital Twilight
08-29-2013, 06:07 AM
I prefer the Digital.

I wonder if iTunes will get individual artwork for each song like The Slip did.

Khrz
08-29-2013, 06:09 AM
I prefer the Digital.

I wonder if iTunes will get individual artwork for each song like The Slip did.

iTunes does that ? I know (believe firmly) that the official mp3 digital download will, but I'm not so sure about the iTunes Store purchase...

Ryan
08-29-2013, 06:11 AM
Personally as I stated before I prefer the DE edition, as I think it echoes the TDS artwork awesomely :

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/9621728630_4f42d7c9ed_o.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/9621729290_a04bbb6dc5_o.jpg


That's awesome.

Fred
08-29-2013, 06:15 AM
Mind = blown.

Amaro
08-29-2013, 06:18 AM
Where I was originally pretty leery about it--I can't get over the vinyl cover now, so that's that for me. It just draws me in. Ordered it yesterday after I knew I dug the album enough, and that I had the funds.

I ordered the Deluxe Edition first, early on, and of course I love that cover too.

Digital Twilight
08-29-2013, 06:19 AM
iTunes does that ? I know (believe firmly) that the official mp3 digital download will, but I'm not so sure about the iTunes Store purchase...

Well if they sent the artwork over to iTunes then its possible. I guess by iTunes I just meant digital in general really.

NotoriousTIMP
08-29-2013, 06:34 AM
I really wish the standard version was the artwork for the Vinyl version. The vinyl's current cover art is a mess and annoys the shit out of me....

MrSlfDstruct
08-29-2013, 06:40 AM
I bounce between standard and digital. At this moment I prefer the digital.

timdotexe
08-29-2013, 06:48 AM
I like the Japan version for some reason, although I am very much looking forward to have any physical copy in my hands :)

PhoenixML
08-29-2013, 06:51 AM
Standard
Japanese
Digital
Deluxe
iTunes
Vinyl

in that order

Tyson
08-29-2013, 11:49 AM
I might be in the minority here, but I prefer the DE's artwork.

Red seems to fit this album, in my opinion.

binaryhermit
08-29-2013, 12:32 PM
I must be in the minority when I say that I prefer the vinyl version's artwork.

hani
08-29-2013, 01:26 PM
Deluxe Edition, all the way.

OSLIN
08-29-2013, 01:28 PM
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u344/joslinin/HMUNUSED_zps6c4b5a93.jpg (http://s518.photobucket.com/user/joslinin/media/HMUNUSED_zps6c4b5a93.jpg.html)

fuchal
08-29-2013, 01:50 PM
iTunes orange + blue cover is my favorite

Shadaloo
08-29-2013, 02:10 PM
DE for what I feel are blatant visual connections to the album's main theme of dichotomy, and the more than passing visual resemblance to the TDS cover.

eversonpoe
08-29-2013, 02:24 PM
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u344/joslinin/HMUNUSED_zps6c4b5a93.jpg (http://s518.photobucket.com/user/joslinin/media/HMUNUSED_zps6c4b5a93.jpg.html)

wait, what? did you make that?

OSLIN
08-29-2013, 02:40 PM
wait, what? did you make that?

It's the cassette cover ;)

InvitingmeAway
08-29-2013, 02:47 PM
I like the DE the best. The vinyl is also really cool, can't wait for my physical copy!

piggy
08-29-2013, 06:25 PM
1. Vinyl
2. Deluxe
3. Digital
4. Standard
5. iTunes Deluxe

Matheson
08-29-2013, 10:18 PM
DE for me.

Trunkjob
08-30-2013, 04:09 AM
My personal favorite is the Deluxe version, but I've decided to use all of them.

iTunes Deluxe: The Eater of Dreams / Copy of A / Came Back Haunted
Standard: Find My Way / All Time Low / Disappointed
Japanese: Everything / Satellite
Digital: Various Methods of Escape / Running / I Would For You
Deluxe: In Two / While I'm Still Here / Black Noise
Vinyl: Remixes

Prettybrokenspiral
08-30-2013, 05:21 AM
Personally as I stated before I prefer the DE edition, as I think it echoes the TDS artwork awesomely :

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/9621728630_4f42d7c9ed_o.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/9621729290_a04bbb6dc5_o.jpg

Theoretically, the cover of TDS and the DE cover of HM gives credence to the story arc that HM is the flipside of who he was during the TDS days. It's as though the line on the cover of TDS goes through the wall, inside and then through a window to the new beginning that was his sobriety and family life. The red and black color of the DE cover signifies the hell he went through to find his window of opportunity.

I'm also prrrretty fuckin' high right now http://www.aintnoright.org/images/smilies/bong-smiley.gif

Akuratyde
08-30-2013, 07:42 PM
Vinyl is an uneven ugly mess, automatic disqualification. Gross. Get that shit out of here.
iTunes deluxe has that dumb non-logo that doesn't appear anywhere on any other covers and I don't understand why it hasn't gotten the regular text on it? If it did, maybe I'd like it. In fact I know I would, it'd probably be my preferred cover.


I agree with this wholeheartedly. My favorite is the Deluxe Edition, followed by the Standard Edition. I would probably prefer the SE over the DE if it didn't have those glass slides along the bottom, they stand out too much to me.

Dragonkaos
08-30-2013, 11:27 PM
1-Vinyl
2-Japanese
3-Standart
4-iTunes
5-Deluxe
6-Digital

Ryan
08-31-2013, 12:08 AM
DE for me. I find that the vinyl one looks good but has a bit too much going on in it. Also the juxtaposition between the TDS cover and the DE cover for Hesitation Marks makes it perfect for me.

Prettybrokenspiral
08-31-2013, 01:12 AM
Loved the vinyl cover from the moment I put eyes on it.

Ichiro
08-31-2013, 01:20 AM
The Deluxe and Digital for me. Not a huge fan of the vinyl and the Itunes one has worn off me for some reason.

exactlythesame
08-31-2013, 02:19 AM
Personally as I stated before I prefer the DE edition, as I think it echoes the TDS artwork awesomely :

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/9621728630_4f42d7c9ed_o.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/9621729290_a04bbb6dc5_o.jpg

Exactly why it's my favorite as well.

Dan Drone
09-01-2013, 03:58 AM
Deluxe Edition looks the coolest.

neorev
09-01-2013, 04:07 AM
Digital cover for me, hands down

http://24.media.tumblr.com/703ca8b3a7002daf7025154887ab647d/tumblr_mq37xlokw41s726nxo3_1280.jpg

MacabreMagpie
09-01-2013, 04:35 AM
I love them all, but the DE is my favourite.

I'd love to see some shirts with these designs.

Final Destiny
09-01-2013, 09:46 AM
It would be awesome to get a 24x36 poster of one or all of the covers, like that TDS one that's been around a while. Still need to pick that up...

millhouse
09-11-2013, 03:29 AM
Hello,

I'm looking for some artwork for the demo tracks, and (so far) I've got the artwork broken down as this;

Standard Master: Digital Release (as released)
Audiophile Master: NIN.com release (as released)
iTunes in conversation with - iTunes DE artwork
Deluxe Edition remixes - deluxe edition artwork
CD that's in the vinyl copy - vinyl artwork
Japan bonus track - japan release

Does anyone have a good scan of the Korean artwork? It looks to be the same as the japanese (essentially) but its in a 1:1 ratio, and the Australian artwork has that horrible language warning over the bottom right corner...

Either that, or if anyone has some good custom artwork, I'd be happy to have a gander!

piggy
09-11-2013, 06:22 AM
How about this image for the demos?
http://sacvs.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/nine_inch_nails_2013.jpg

It uses a portion of the same painting from the iTunes Deluxe art so it would be kind of like a variation on that art, which would be fitting since the demos are ultimately sourced from the iTunes Deluxe.

eversonpoe
09-11-2013, 08:15 AM
Hello,

I'm looking for some artwork for the demo tracks, and (so far) I've got the artwork broken down as this;

Standard Master: Digital Release (as released)
Audiophile Master: NIN.com release (as released)
iTunes in conversation with - iTunes DE artwork
Deluxe Edition remixes - deluxe edition artwork
CD that's in the vinyl copy - vinyl artwork
Japan bonus track - japan release

Does anyone have a good scan of the Korean artwork? It looks to be the same as the japanese (essentially) but its in a 1:1 ratio, and the Australian artwork has that horrible language warning over the bottom right corner...

Either that, or if anyone has some good custom artwork, I'd be happy to have a gander!

if you already have the standard digital edition, i'm not sure why you have the the CD that comes with the vinyl imported into your library, as it is (audio-wise) literally identical to the standard CD edition / the first disc of the deluxe edition (it's also visually identical to the latter, if i'm not mistaken), but the digital version comes in higher quality (if you download it as such)...so i would say you should pull that from your library and use the vinyl cover for the demo tracks.

binaryhermit
09-11-2013, 09:34 AM
I'd like to add that the hdtracks version has the iTunes DE art

millhouse
09-11-2013, 10:00 AM
if you already have the standard digital edition, i'm not sure why you have the the CD that comes with the vinyl imported into your library, as it is (audio-wise) literally identical to the standard CD edition / the first disc of the deluxe edition (it's also visually identical to the latter, if i'm not mistaken), but the digital version comes in higher quality (if you download it as such)...so i would say you should pull that from your library and use the vinyl cover for the demo tracks.

Haven't got the vinyl CD yet (Modlife rabble rabble live in Australia rabble rabble), but wasn't sure whether there were any differences. I'm planning to grab the HD tracks so I've got (non-iTunes-transcoded) copies of the demos, when I get a chance.

Ended up going with this one: http://sacvs.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/nine_inch_nails_2013.jpg as (I think) it was from the announcement of album/dates/something. Pretty sure it's band-supplied, and its different enough to do the job.

binaryhermit
09-11-2013, 10:37 AM
I'm planning to grab the HD tracks so I've got (non-iTunes-transcoded) copies of the demos, when I get a chance.

The HDTracks version is US only and the conversation/demos track appears to be lossy-sourced.


Sent from my Vortex using Tapatalk 2

millhouse
09-11-2013, 10:45 AM
The HDTracks version is US only and the conversation/demos track appears to be lossy-sourced.


Sent from my Vortex using Tapatalk 2

Thank you kindly for that nugget of information!

EndlessLoveless
09-11-2013, 12:07 PM
I like the deluxe followed by the 'itunes' deluxe (the one we originally thought it would be), then the vinyl. But i do what trent tells me to, and i have the digital cover on my ipod for the album (even though its the audiophile version), and the deluxe for the remixes.

opal
09-15-2013, 09:59 AM
http://www.ninwiki.com/images/thumb/5/5d/HMstandardjapanese.jpg/180px-HMstandardjapanese.jpgJapanese Standard Edition

Interesting how this "Japanese Standard Edition" is the version that is available here in Switzerland.

jesus
09-15-2013, 10:18 AM
Deluxe cd is my favorite, followed by standart cd , later the vinyl, then the standart digital and finally the deluxe digital artwork

SM Rollinger
09-15-2013, 10:25 AM
Interesting how this "Japanese Standard Edition" is the version that is available here in Switzerland.
Does it have that Autolux remix?

I think its just the International cover, not specific to Japan.

Anyways, in order:

Vinyl, Deluxe, Standard (and variants) then Digital (and variants).

opal
09-15-2013, 10:41 AM
Does it have that Autolux remix?

Nope.

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eversonpoe
09-15-2013, 11:29 AM
Does it have that Autolux remix?

I think its just the International cover, not specific to Japan.

Anyways, in order:

Vinyl, Deluxe, Standard (and variants) then Digital (and variants).

the "international cover" is different. it's the same orientation, but it's a lower portion of the image (the top right corner doesn't have the askew slides)

Ryan
09-15-2013, 11:44 PM
the "international cover" is different. it's the same orientation, but it's a lower portion of the image (the top right corner doesn't have the askew slides)

Correct. The Japanese variant is also a lighter yellow:


http://www.ninwiki.com/File:HMstandardjapanese.jpg

http://www.ninwiki.com/File:HMstandardaustralian.jpg

henryeatscereal
09-15-2013, 11:55 PM
iTunes Deluxe, i think it fits better with the album content