This just recently went up on one of my favorite album cover blogs Hardformat. Designed by Julian House, co-owner of Ghost Box and most well known for his cover work for Stereolab. This stuff reminds me of the difference between what I like to look at as a designer versus how my own work ends up. This kind of geometry and restraint is always in my mind yet (and probably for the best) my own process ends up pushing around what I look at like a bully.
See another post on Stereolab album covers here.
So I've been slammed at work with a monster deadline this week and haven't had time to post. I did manage to find time to do a poster for an upcoming local show next month. Come check out the Annual Tom Waits Tribute Night at Sam Bonds Garage. It's always entertaining. I think I'll be sitting in with one of the band's playing some percussion.
I based the design elements on Robert Wilson's set design from the play The Black Rider. If you're a Tom Waits fan you'll know he did the music for the stage production. And yes... the font is Cracked... when it works it works. You think plain old Helvetica would work for a Tom Waits tribute held in an old mechanics shop?