Monday, April 26, 2010

It's True! Album Artwork

It's True! is a remarkable band from Omaha, Nebraska. For the artwork on their debut album, I started with a lyric from my favorite It's True! song:

I'm not asking you for a miracle.
I'm not asking you to part the sea.
I'm not asking you to move the sun or the stars.
They can all stay as they are.

The animal skeletons on the cover are a hesperornis (a large aquatic bird that could only swim, not fly or walk) and a mosasaur. Both lived in the shallow inland sea that covered what is now Nebraska and Kansas, and their fossils can be found here today. The map on the inside of the album shows the geography of North America during the Late Cretaceous, including the location of that inland sea.

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