Sights & Sounds Presents Wilco: ‘Kicking Television: Live in Chicago’ by Chad Kouri

Chad Kouri

The Sights & Sounds wallpapers continues on with this great piece by Chad Kouri for Kicking Television: Live in Chicago. For those not familiar with the album it’s technically a three record set that came out in 2005 that contained music from four sequential concerts at The Vic Theater in Chicago. The records contain mostly older material with some covers and unreleased material thrown in as well. Jeff Tweedy titled the record going to a concert is essentially kicking the habit of watching television:

A rock concert is “kicking television.” If you’re out of the house and with a bunch of people enjoying something together, that’s kicking television to me. I don’t think very many people, myself included, will ever kick television cold turkey, but I certainly think more people should be aware of what it’s doing to them.

For the wallpaper Chad took a literal approach:

“So… a wallpaper for Wilco. I have never really given them a far listen. So I took this opportunity to check out what all the hype is about. I’ve been doing a lot of non-representational work lately so I thought something a little more literal would be a nice change a pace. After some image sourcing I found a really great script that had nothing to do with… well… anything and really wanted to use it. That is what you see farthest back in yellow. To be honest, my obsession with this script made me taylor the whole illustration around it. It’s one of the least important graphic elements in the composition but I had to have it. So, apparently that is how my mind works… Pick the least important part of the composition and tweak the crap out of it so that everything has to be that good or better. I guess I’m kind of a spaz. Good times.”

Thanks, Chad. Check back next for another beautiful wallpaper!


January 12, 2011