Ultraswing, the UK gypsy jazz band has just released their next album, “Jouez,” for which I did the album art work. This was a great project to work on, especially for developing some fun characters, interesting vignettes and scenes. They wanted to go with the idea of a speak-easy style jazz club featuring the full ensemble as well as all the characters that go along with that type of lounge. As soon as I receive my copies in the mail, I will be sure to post some photos of the product as well. There are interior panels and the disc itself, as well. If you like jazz, and especially gypsy style jazz, in the vein of Django Reinhardt you should certainly check them out and give them a listen; plus, they are super cool cats.
Cool man daddio, how about some swanky skins for the old iPhone? I thought it about time for poppin’ some swell wallpapers of the most popular mobsters. Show them around, or just have a little smile every time you turn on your phone at the goofball looking back at you. If anyone has a special request, just shoot me an email via the contact page and I can try to get to it. Hope you all enjoy and don’t forget to stop by, and have your friends stop by, The Daily Mobster once in a while.
This music video for “Have you seen my sister Evelyn” is pretty clever. I love the feel of the old rubbery Fleischer style, it has such life and character. I can’t watch this without smiling.