But (a) they're really labour-intensive, and (b) they require the covers to be a very particular size (too small for my taste) and not centred.
I think this is overall a more attractive look, even if it's more basic.
As a side note, I've also decided to abandon the 'roll-over captions' I've been using so far on this blog.
I think they're attractive and I think they've helped Google find this site and index it well.
Since her film debut appearance in 1987's Barbie and the Rockers: Out of this World, Barbie has been a computer-animated virtual actress starring in several feature films and short films (including a 1998 video game, Barbie: Riding Club, that contains a short film).
After a fourteen-year absence, Mattel commissioned films to feature Barbie as a heroine of several princess or fairy-themed stories to accompany a franchise of related dolls and accessories. Hoffmann, the Brothers Grimm, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen and Alexander Dumas.
They were a rock band that did great songs despite melodies that were usually very good but not stellar (and I stand by that), and despite having very few "classic" riffs.
They were a band that regularly engaged in lengthy, "self-indulgent" instrumental noodling, while almost never displaying raw chops on the level of the instrumentalists of the more popular prog rock bands of the day.
That's not pure cynicism, though: in doing my three-part retrospective of Hipgnosis's best cover designs, obviously the Floyd are a constant.
Perhaps the first rock group to cultivate a very individualistic visual element to their music, Pink Floyd were shrewd enough to understand the importance of iconic album art - the importance, that is, of an album as an objet d'art, with an intrinsic value as an object regardless of the music it contains.
And to that end, every Pink Flod cover - even compilations and live releases - is worth a look.
Several of the most famous album covers ever are to be found here.
To some, he's a guitar-wielding Icarus: a cautionary tale of fame, drugs and excess.