Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wilco Towers

Ever wondered what's behind the iconic Marina City towers in Chicago, used for the cover image on Wilco's 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot?

Check out this great video on AV Club that offers some pop-culture history behind the towers and Wilco graphic designer Lawrence Azerrad's approach to designing Wilco's album covers.

I was just recently in the midst of the "corn cob" towers while attending the HOW Conference in June. Even though I stared at them out my hotel window each day and night, I'll admit, I never made the connection to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. I did, however, listen to a lot of songs off the album while in Chi Town.

- J

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