Friday, October 19, 2012

Album cover: Tetsuji Matuso

Tetsuji wanted an abstract image for his instrumental album that would convey flow, change, and feel musical. I found this painting to use, which he thought was perfect.

CD package: Luke Kaufman

For his package, Luke sent a ton of photos to incorporate into a collage; I used broad brushstrokes to encase them and give the cover a bit of a classic "Police" look.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Single covers: Saad Chishty

A pair of singles for Saad Chishty using treated photography.

Album cover: Walking Into Fire

Rather than just use photos of the audiobook authors, I used iconography to help this cover stand out.

Album cover: MH-UWIT

My fourth collaboration with MH-UWIT, for this cover they requested a complex Guilloche patterned image.

Album cover: O.I.S.

The artist wanted an image that would merge a guitarist with the words from a handwritten letter.

CD cover: John Cate

My third CD with John Cate; this one was a very simple design, as requested, and I kept things clean and understated.

Album cover: Jason Karaban

This cover was a pretty straightforward collaboration; the image was supplied by the artist and I kept things simple. Check out his album.

British Pop

Another huge TJL Productions project for a PBS special; this one focused on British pop of the 60s and 70s. The covers featured models in different fashions based on the style of the time period of each volume.

Doo Wop Romance

This was another huge project for TJL Productions for an upcoming PBS special. It involved an 8-volume CD set, a 3-DVD set, and the menus for the DVDs. All of the elements were based off of this basic design.

Single: Jon Anderson, "Race to the End"

This single for Jon Anderson was designed in just a few hours to get onto iTunes in time for the 2012 London Olympics to start.

Album covers: Joe Martino

I did two singles at once for Joe Martino -- a wedding song and a more somber tune.

Album cover, "Für Zwei"

An album/single from Lipski Project of Germany, this was a song recorded for a friend's wedding.

Album cover: MH-UWIT

My second cover for hip hop artist MH-UWIT. Album logo in upper right supplied by the client.

Album cover: "Reeve"

Cover for Nick Hinton's song about Christopher Reeve. The challenge here was to reference Superman in a way that wouldn't cause any troublesome copyright issues.

Album cover: Joseph Gomez

My third cover for Joseph Gomez. He wanted something bright and upbeat.

Audiobook cover: A Blue Fire

Cover for James Hillman's new audiobook.

CD cover: Up In Arms

This band wanted a cover that would reflect the experience of being in high school.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Album cover design: Kayslee

I designed this cover and logotype for Kayslee under very tight timing to hit her debut date, but the client was happy with how everything turned out.

Album cover design: Sunny Ledfurd

Another album cover for Sunny Ledfurd, this was my first album cover to debut on the front page of iTunes. Check out the album!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Album design: The Mad Scientist

This CD package for The Mad Scientist was a very involved collaboration. The artist wanted to use photos of himself treated in a creative way, so I added him into environments and treated the photos as if they were old images someone had found of a mad scientist's experiments and lab. The back cover shows him in the woods looking at a mysterious monster... maybe it escaped from his lab?

Friday, May 18, 2012

CD package: Vinnie Richardson

Vinnie wanted a cover that looked like it could be an vintage vinyl album found in the crates of a record store. I used an actual image of an old 45 single for his CD label.

Album cover: Intuittronix

This electronic musician wanted an abstract image that was warm, a bit retro, and complex.

Album cover: Prodigal

This Christian hip-hop artist wanted an image of dark clouds converging on the gates of heaven.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Album cover: Baz Stuart

Baz contacted me from London with a rush order for this cover, needing it the next day; I sent five ideas and this is the one he chose. He wanted something that referenced London as well as having a 60s flower-power vibe.

Album cover: Garrison Starr & Jason Karaban

The artists wanted a very simple, sunny image for their new single.

Album cover: DB "The Window 2"

DB had a complex scene in mind for his album cover: Three photos of himself in an apocalyptic burning city surrounded by flaming cars.

Album cover: Joseph Gomez

Joseph wanted a dark and grainy photo treatment for his new single.

Album cover: Relaxing by the Stream

For this recording of a stream, the artist wanted something that'd fit in well with other albums of nature sounds.

Album cover: A|PRESENCE

This musician asked for something iconic and simple; I used a unique symbol to be an enigmatic icon.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

CD cover: The Poetry of Rumi Collection

I was given a blank canvas for this project, and when I found this grasshopper image, I knew it was perfect. The author agreed.

Album cover: Dean Riddle Jr, "Outsider"

For this song about bullied kids, Dean wanted a really evocative, poignant image.

DVD/CD box sets: '60s Pop Rock & Soul

This was a huge, huge project for TJL Productions/PBS. I designed a 7-DVD box set as well as a 6-CD set, plus the DVD menus and the on-air promo graphics. Each DVD/CD had its own cover design (the CDs had the same basic designs as the DVDs, so I didn't bother to repeat those here -- just imagine these DVDs square-shaped!). The DVD/CD sets come in their own custom-designed box, and the spines needed to spell out S-I-X-T-I-E-S when all put together.