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 design for Laura‘s EP Yes Maybe No. The band Laura asked me to design a package for their new EP “Yes Maybe No”. I liked this project immediately because the title was so ambiguous and intriguing — my mind started thinking conceptually right away. The band had just returned to Australia from a tour across Europe, so I used photographs for the front and back cover which I had shot some years earlier from a plane window on my own trip to Europe.
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.