Published Dec 14, 2011If you're a follower of indie music, chances are that you've seen the work of William Schaff, as the Providence, RI-based artist has designed album covers for Okkervil River, Songs: Ohia, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and more. Now, a Kickstarter campaign is underway to fund an art book containing some of his work.
The book is being put together by Savannah, GA's Graveface Records
Even cooler, Songs: Ohia/Magnolia Electric Co songwriter Jason Molina penned some original tunes specifically for the project. These tracks were recorded a few years ago and have never been previously released. They will come on a ten-inch record that will accompany the book. As a thank-you to Molina, 10 percent of all proceeds will go to help pay for his medical bills.
According to the Kickstarter page, the goal is to "make a beautiful 11x11 hardcover art book of at least 60 pages featuring Schaff's music related artwork from childhood until now." To make this happen, Graveface will need to raise $14,040, and as of press time, the campaign is well on its way to reaching that goal.
Of course, if you donate money to the project, you'll be eligible for a variety of prizes that range from a high-five to an original piece of artwork. Check out all the details here.
Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.