City Anthems – 2014
- Stretched Canvas
- Image Size: 33in x 33in
- Edition size 33
Urban Hymns become City Anthems in this piece - a unique take on The Verve's album cover by Temper.
In the brand new cover:versions collection, renowned graffiti artist, Temper, pays homage to a selection of classic music album covers.
This vibrant collection acts as a tribute to cover art as a genre, and proves Temper as one of the greatest graffiti artists of his time.
“Album sleeves were like an art gallery to me as a child, by looking at a cover I could escape into a new place or environment; it provided me with a playground for my creativity.” - Temper.
Fine Art Publisher Washington Green Fine Art has worked closely with the artist to produce this bespoke vinyl record frame, designed especially for the cover:versions canvas editions by Temper. Producing the vinyl frame the right way is a time-consuming and labour-intensive undertaking — it requires the use of only premium materials, and relies on the skill and focus of talented artisans. The choice of manufacturing method and finest materials were critical to give an exact replica of the artist’s original in detail, colour and finish. Washington Green spent the best part of a year in development to ensure this level of quality, experimenting with several different processes and materials before settling on the those that provide the product you see today. Such is the attention to detail, it is possible to see not only the grooves in the records but the surface scratches on the records present on the original. Take a look at the framing process infographic.
Watch the cover:versions video to find out what leading DJs and hip hop artists have to say about his work.