Rebrand a Band, Round 5: Belle and Sebastian

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Two weeks ago on Rebrand a Band we looked at the elusive Death Grips, and tried to imagine how they’d look as a twee band. This week, we wanted to take a look at one of the more twee bands in existence (except maybe save for Architecture in Helsinki and arguably Spazzkid) and imagine how Belle and Sebastian would look if they actually came up as a metal band. There is gore, there is collaging, there are a couple bad gradients and instances of stroked type.

So, let’s take a look at Belle and Sebastian’s extensive album cover history—


As you can see, they have a long and prolific musical history, and their album style has remained fairly consistent. Their covers (save for the most recent one) are, for the most part, candid photographs with a single color filter on top (they used red twice with Storytelling and If You’re Feeling Sinister, and green twice in Boy With The Arab Strap and Late Night Tales.) The photos are pretty blurry and low resolution, and the band name and title are pretty easy to discern, based on the plain text dropped right on top in white. It’s classy and it’s classic, and it fits their style so well.

We let the freak flag fly with their revamped metal logo—it’s jagged, it’s warped, it’s unpolished and rough. They went from this (pulled from their website):

To this monstrosity:

Check out the rest of the rebrand in the gallery above—we redid some of our favorite covers, and added more color/style options.

Who should we do next? Let us know in the comments below.