First Night Design | #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover #16 Dark Side of the Moon

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It’s Week 16 of the Photo Rehab Cover Makeover run by Desley Jane of Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist and Lucile of Lucile de Goday,

#photorehabcovermakeover Week 16 Dark Side of the Moon
#photorehabcovermakeover Week 16 Dark Side of the Moon

A makeover for The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd? Sacrilege, I thought. How could I ignore such an iconic image and do my thing for a breathtaking album that epitomizes my teenage years? I have a vivid memory of when I first heard it. I was with a boy in his bedroom and we were about fifteen. We did a little fumbling but nothing to worry the parents or the Mrs Whitehouse brigade. And we listened to the album. Loudly. Very. Bliss was it in that afternoon to be alive.

Desley and Lucile gave us a choice: Dark Side or Division Bell, another Pink Floyd album(or both). Since nothing came to mind for the latter, I went back to Dark Side and decided to play with same colours. The font is Telugu Sangam MN Regular. I prefer the original, to be honest. The album was released in 1973 and was designed by Storm Thorgerson and drawn by George Hardie.

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Take care and keep laughing!


23 thoughts on “First Night Design | #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover #16 Dark Side of the Moon

    1. I love making people laugh so thank you, Mary! He was a sweet boy and rather beautiful – think the Adonis in Death in Venice with the same long blond hair. He recently got in touch via LinkedIn which was rather nice but he doesn’t include a photo in his profile which is rather frustrating!

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  1. Such a difficult challenge Sarah. Well done for having a go. I have so many memories with this album too! Excellent new interpretation, I like the idea of a half moon in the middle but I must admit like you I still have a preference for the iconic original!

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  2. That took me back, Sarah. After ‘See Emily Play’, I never liked Pink Floyd, as they descended into the heavily pretentious period of progressive music. But I prefer your cover to the original triangle, so well done!
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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        1. Would you be a doll and not call me ‘dear’? It makes me feel as old as time. Call me anything you like – ‘darling’, ‘doll’, ‘baby’, ‘you there’, ‘fat face’ – but ‘dear’ always makes me shudder! 😀

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