Saturday, October 30, 2010

I say banana

We've posted before on Andy Warhol’s design for the Rolling Stones' album Sticky Fingers album relating how in early copies you could undo the zip. The other interactive cover designed by Warhol was the peeling banana he worked up for Verve Record’s 1967 release of The Velvet Underground & Nico. Getting the banana skin (a picture of a banana skin printed on a sticky label) to peel back proved tricky and these difficulties even delayed the release of the album. The original cover didn’t even feature the band’s name or the title, only Warhol’s signature. Although the record didn’t sell well on release it has since become a classic. Warhol’s signature album design lives on in this Andy Warhol Banana cake, well not a banana cake in fact, just a 45 cm cake shaped and decorated to look like a banana by debbiedoescakes.