Taylor Deupree, a musician from the USA, claims that the cover for the new U2 album is a direct copy of his 2006 album.
Deupree released ‘Specification Fifteen’ independently in 2006.
The U2 ‘No Line On The Horizon’ album and the Deupree album both feature the same work of art by Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Deupree has issued a statement through his blog telling U2 to do some research before they sign off on their artwork. “U2’s forthcoming album “no line on the horizon” is nearly an exact rip-off* of mine and Richard Chartier’s “specification.fifteen” which came out a couple of years ago,” he writes in his blog. “Both covers feature a photograph by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. “specification.fifteen” was created directly in conjunction with Sugimoto and his retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC. So.. before you let people run off about how “cool” the new U2 cover is show them ours first.”
The U2 album will be released at the end of February
News Source: Undercover