It has been quite a long time since my last installment of Variations on a Theme. This one is especially timely due to the revival of 3D movies. I'm not really sure if that has anything to do with it, but there have been several recent album covers that use 3D imaging as a special effect.
I don't think the designers expect anyone to put on 3D glasses to view these covers. The red and blue color separation has been used more to create an interesting visual effect. However, the covers do have a 3D look when viewed with the glasses. I tried them all.
The best of the four covers in 3D are Semi Precious Weapons self-titled album and Annie Mac Presents compilation. The other two don't really pop out at you.
Semi Precious Weapons - S/T (2010)
Various Artists - Annie Mac Presents (2009)
The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust (2009)
Los Straitjackets - Supersonic Guitars In 3D (2003)
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