Reply: Neil Younger
In early 2000, Neil Younger launched his 24th studio album, titled “Silver & Gold”. The duvet artwork for the album featured a pixelated determine towards a white background with sepia tones that appear to echo the silver and gold title of the album. It could be simple to write down the duvet artwork off as turn-of-the-millennium dabbling in digital paintings (and, in equity, it’s), however there’s a cute backstory behind it.
The picture was captured by his daughter Amber, utilizing the very low decision digital camera attachment out there for the Game Boy. Whereas the picture itself is a testomony to how low decision the digital camera is, placing it into numeric kind actually drives it dwelling. The digital camera was launched in 1998 and solely able to 128×112 pixel decision photos. By comparability, a pleasant digital camera cellphone immediately can take a photograph with a decision of 4000×3000 pixels.
Whereas we all know for sure that the photograph was taken with a Game Boy accent, there’s by no means been any phrase on whether or not Neil was influenced to call the album “Silver & Gold” in a nod to the 1999 GameBoy titles Pokémon Silver and Pokémon Gold. Probably? In all probability not. We’ll simply have to attend to listen to from Amber.
Picture courtesy of Reprise.