STREAM: The Walkmen - Lisbon (entire album)
Rather than moaning on about how illegal downloading is killing the record industry, it is great to see another band (The Walkmen) come up with an innovative offering around their newest album.
The Walkmen are teaming up with Etsy to offer limited edition packages and items inspired by their new album Lisbon. For the collaboration, the band selected three Etsy artists to collectively design a unique silkscreen print insert, album poster and t-shirt. For those unfamiliar, Etsy is an online marketplace for homemade, one-of-a-kind items.
Click on the photo to go to The Walkmen Etsy store.
1. LISBON CD + AUTOGRAPHED 7 INCH + SILKSCREEN INSERT
LISBON hardcover digipack CD + Yusuf Sevincli designed autographed 7" vinyl containing A-Side "Weight On My Shoulders" and B-Side "Good Days Carry On". Each 7" contains a Beauideal designed limited-edition silkscreen insert (limited edition of 200).
2. LISBON VINYL + LISBON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD CARD + AUTOGRAPHED 7 INCH + SILKSCREEN INSERT
180 gram, 12", gatefold LISBON vinyl + Yusuf Sevincli designed autographed 7" vinyl containing A-Side "Weight On My Shoulders" and B-Side "Good Days Carry On". Each 7" contains a Beauideal designed limited-edition silkscreen insert (limited edition of 200).
3. LISBON INSPIRED WALKMEN POSTER
Limited-edition 14 x 18 inch poster designed by Etsy artist LittleTired (limited edition of 150 prints).
4. LISBON INSPIRED WALKMEN CORK TEE SHIRT
Limited-edition Cork tee shirt designed by Etsy artist Sheepshead. All tee shirts printed on American Apparel.
ABOUT THE DESIGNS:
Etsy Artist Beauideal: Silkscreen Insert for 7" Description:
The artwork inserts are inspired by the beautiful pavement designs, mosaics, and motifs found throughout Portugal. This specific design mirrors the actual elaborate pavement pattern in Cais Sodré, a vibrant port and train station in Lisbon. It's one of the most active places in the city with people meeting, waiting, parting, rushing to work or home, or crossing the river for beautiful views of the city and nightlife. It's filled with stories, romance, and emotions, sparking the design for The Walkmen's "Lisbon" single. The artwork inserts are hand screen-printed using 3 colors on grey heavy weight paper.
Etsy Artist LittleTired: Poster Description:
The patterns contained in this composition are partly mimicked from decorative tiles used throughout Portugal and partly inspired by them, made in my own artistic language. The almost unequivocal saturation of decorative tile and brickwork found in Lisbon alone is reason enough to marvel at this grand old city. Mingled amongst these vibrant patterns one can also denote imagery that represents elements of The Walkmen's music that is similar in vibrancy and brilliance. Each poster is silk-screened by hand using 3 colors on heavy 100lb cold-pressed paper.
Etsy Artist Sheepshead: LISBON inspired Cork Tee Shirt Printed on American Apparel:
Cork is wonderful thing. It doesn't just stop up your wine bottles and make bulletin boards, it's got a ton of other uses including making saxophones sound nice. It also played an important role in science. Robert Hooke discovered cells in 1665 while examining cork under a microscope. The Walkmen might not have a saxophone player in the band, but this cork cell tee was made especially for the release of their new album, Lisbon. Portugal produces half of the world's cork, and The Walkmen have produced 11 great new songs on Lisbon.