Artwork for Mind Maps 4 (FSOL/Touched Music)
CD packaging artwork and screen printed merchandise for Mind Maps 4, The Future Sound of London/Yage mix albums for charity music label Touched Music.
The Mind Maps artwork has evolved over the previous three releases but I thought now was a good time to give the design a refresh and introduce some new elements and reduce the use of others. The Mind Maps logo was revised and its prominence on the cover reduced, the custom font I'd designed is used in fewer places and the background is now mainly composed of a single cut up satellite photo of blue ice in Antarctica from USGS. The case is also uncoated card rather than the matt finish of previous Mind Maps so that even the feel is different.2 days ago
Artwork for Covert 4 CD compilation (Touched Music)
Artwork for Covert 4, a 2CD compilation in card wallets with slipcase of exclusive tracks by anonymous artists for Touched Music.
Themes of video surveillance and subjects that have been pixelated/obscured/redacted are the design inspiration for the forth volume of this mystery artist compilation series. The ASCII art/pixelated style evolved from redrawing CCTV cameras and people using just four squares that contain between one and four lines. On the typography it is reminiscent of barcodes, tying into the tracking and identification aesthetic.1 day ago
Design for Off The Sky — Gently Down The Stream reissue
Design for the vinyl edition of Off The Sky — Gently Down The Stream on re:discovery records of this previously CD only 2005 ambient glitch classic.
The brief was to update the design of the original artwork. The more I worked on it the more I thought it would be fitting to make it distinctly different as a reissue on a new format. I tried for quite a while to make the new design work on white but it just felt too close to the original. The background colour is inspired by Kentucky Bluegrass that Jason mentioned in his description of the original artwork, the other colours are taken from the original 2005 sleeve and 2010 digital reissue artwork. The same elements are also used so it still feels like the same album — the font (Eurostile Medium), the wavy lines, the tiny orange triangles, the dotty crosses, the tiny bar graphic and I managed to extract the ear of bluegrass from the 2010 artwork. The background colour wraps around to the back where the track listing and credits float on a white background as a homage to the original art.2 days ago