I love the cover art of Skylon. It reminds me of old Soviet posters. I was wondering, is it original artwork or an actual Soviet poster that turned into a cover art? Did you choose that artwork? How was the creating process of that artwork and what were your contributions to it?
I'd finished the album and I needed some artwork. Twisted Records suggested a Romanian artist they knew called Matei Apostolescu. He sent over an idea which consisted of a huge and impressive 3D robot collage with another piece he did called 'Runway/Runaway' inserted down in one corner.
The robots were genius and very well done but at that time everyone was putting futuristic 3D renderings on their covers. The feeling I had for Skylon was that I wanted it to be both organic and optimistic so I asked him to zoom in on the grainy Soviet-era kids and aeroplanes, leaving the robot to encroach ominously from the side. What you see is what he did.
I love it. I love the grainy, dirty clouds and the beaming expressions on the children's faces.
Also, the Tupolev TU154 is an iconic plane.
The album is named after this:
First, I wanted to say I really enjoyed your live set at Ozora. The one at the Main stage was just magical. The one at the Dome was cool too but to see your whole band in person was something else really.
And the main question:
I have been thinking about getting a few Ott and The All Seeing I t-shirts (https://f4.bcbits.com/img/0014626287_36.jpg) but I wanted to know first which creature is who? The bottom right one is obviously you. The bottom left is probably Nick and with the top row I am just lost. Would you be so kind to clarify this situation? : )