ARENA “Double Vision” front cover – 2018

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Artwork reviews:

  • (…) claro que “Double Vision” é mais uma vez produzida de forma extraordinária e a obra de arte de João Martins (Grendel) é um verdadeiro caçador de olhos. Alguns encontram o portait com os olhos duplos e os lábios assustadores (minha filha), outros fascinantes (eu) (…) – translated from German to Portuguese.
  • (…) Entregaram a capa à pintura visionária do português João Martins (Grendel) "Double Vision " (…) – translated from Italian to Portuguese.
  • (…) A partir de um bom digipak, capa interessante e ótimas fotos no livrinho (…) – translated from Polish to Portuguese.
  • (…) A capa pode ser inspeccionada, mas não nos podemos responsabilizar por qualquer tontura (…) – translated from German to Portuguese.

(…) Also regarding the cover artwork, what made you come up with such a cover that’s not that “arty”? I know they say do not judge a book by its cover, but some fans are not seduced by that cover, right? What’s the idea behind it in general?

Clive Nolan: It was Mick’s idea to utilize this ‘optical illusion’. It is designed so it is hard to focus on the face. It’s weird… but because of that, maybe it’s memorable! If the cover disturbs you then listen to the music with your eyes shut! – www.grande-rock.com