Subnormal

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Retouch: Subnormal CD artwork

The artwork for the Subnormal album Theory For Evolution required some heavy Photoshop work to create a fire that would do exactly what I had in mind. Several images of fire were purchased through online stock libraries. Because the images were from different photographers and different shoots, I needed to firstly colour correct them so they were identical in colour, contrast and tone. While this sound easy enough, it requires very carefully adjustment of contrast and colour hue. It it was off even by a little, it could be seen and the images could not be mixed together convincingly.

Print: Subnormal CD package

CD Package design for heavy-rock band Subnormal. As this was the debut album for the band, I wanted to make the design simple, aggressive, and timeless. Something that wouldn’t pigeon-hole the band into a certain look or style. As fire is one of the simplest, and rawest forms of power, I chose to use this as a theme throughout the CD package. The album title “Theory For Evolution” represents that as mankind, we are in an age where it is possible to map, or design, our own evolution.