Maybe Def? – 2014
- Stretched Canvas
- Image Size: 33in x 33in
- Edition size 33
Graffiti artist Temper's new cover:versions collection offers his unique take on a range of classic album covers.
Maybe Def? is based upon the 1994 Oasis album cover art for Definitely Maybe.
He represents the passing of time through technology, with one b-boy clutching an iPad and another with a games console.
On the inspiration for this collection, Temper says: “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.”
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.