Wednesday, February 25, 2009

CD package: Margot

After I did their digital album cover, the Italian prog group Margot asked for a full CD package with the same concept as the cover. I figured if I was going to pay homage to Roger Dean and Storm Thorgerson on their cover, I may as well go all out on the rest of the package, too, so I put together a Hipgnosis-style cryptic story told in images.

The cover shows a strange post-apocalyptic field with ancient TVs picking up old broadcast signals.

How'd they get there? Well, inside we first see some scientists carrying TVs out into the field...

They place them and test for broadcast signals. To pick up the ancient broadcasts, they need to be in a spot without trees or buildings to interfere... thus the big empty field.

Now that the old TVs are working, the researchers ask their impressionable test subject to turn them on. Good thing she finds an old broadcast of Margot videos.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CD cover: Kachebee

Cover for Kach├ębee Abdullah. A simple textured frame for his photograph with some decorative elements.

Friday, February 20, 2009

CD cover: Chasing the Sun

CD cover for a high-energy rock group that likes dogs.

Monday, February 16, 2009

CD cover: P-Nut

Cover art for a Japanese electronic/dance musician.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

CD cover: Aretha Franklin

Yes, I designed a cover for The Queen of Soul herself!

This was a super-rush project; I was given a scan of her photo at 3pm, had it cut out of its background and composited onto the Capitol Building and American flag by 3:30, and sent the art off for approval by 4. Aretha had a really clear idea of how she wanted the cover to look, which is what we ended up with.

Just for the fun of it, here's the other, funkier, concept sketch I sent:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

CD cover: Travisty

Logo and illustration provided by the client.

CD cover: Lover J