Another album cover completed!

The most wonderful, and also the most terrible words a designer can hear are, “Do whatever you like. I trust you.” On one hand, that means the options are limitless. On the other hand…the options are limitless, and it can be difficult to figure out which direction to go. Typically, I love hearing those words if I’m familiar with the client in some way. That way, I can let their work inspire me to create my own.

This was the case when Mach FoX approached me about designing the album artwork for “Best Mistake.” I had ideas for a certain look I wanted to achieve, but wasn’t sure how to execute it, exactly. I wanted something that was sort of futuristic and abstract, yet had some roughness to it — nothing too “shiny.” I found a fantastic photo of broken glass by Pavel Matousek that just struck me — it was perfect. I added some additional “decaying” to the photo with some brushes, and used a texture from Alexander Synaptic, which was actually an image of a rooftop. I found his photos when I was searching on Flickr for photos of abandoned houses and buildings in Detroit. Pretty interesting stuff!

The album should be available for download fairly soon. I’ll keep you posted on the details as I get them.