CD package for Laura‘s album Twelve Hundred Times. Melbourne-based band Laura asked me to design their latest album package. Laura’s music varies in tone and dynamic, but is always layered and textural. The microscopic image of volcanic ash was chosen to represent the themes on this album: “Post WW2 Poland/Europe. Determination and survival. Ash, betrayal, distrust, revenge.” The cold greyscale colour and starkness amplifies these themes. I used a spot silver behind the ash image and for some of the text to enhance what would essentially be a black and white CD package.
CD package for Sealight‘s EP titled Dead Letters. Sealight approached me to design the band’s first CD. Sealight’s music is light, textural, organic, and intimate, so I used an image I had taken on Fox Glacier in New Zealand for the cover. I expanded the image concept through the rest of design by incorporating the textural elements of the glacier. The ‘lightness’ was created naturally by the pale blues and greens of the glacier, and further realised with light-weight and -colour text.
CD package design for Laura‘s album (Re)Capitulate. The concept for this project was based on the nature of the album. This album is a live recording, so I chose to make the design raw and spontaneous, just as Laura’s music is. As (Re)Capitulate contains songs from Laura’s two previous albums, I wanted to represent this visually somehow. I achieved this by taking the child faces painted by artist Heidi Yardley from the covers of each of the two previous albums, and combining them into a single surreal face image.