Recent work : album cover
Sometimes my job involves absolutely no drawing at all!... which sometimes can be quite nice, to exercise a different bit of my process. I recently had the pleasure of designing Phil King's new album. He's a client that knows exactly what he wants, the artwork is actually a photo he took on his phone of a patch of paint in his mates bathroom! So along with that picture & Paul Blakemore's beautiful portraits, i had all my ingredients, the job was just to make them work!
I love working on a computer, sending artwork to print and then getting the physical object back and holding (& smelling it - I've got a thing about the smell for print - mmmmmm) it in your hands.
It's very satisfying.
The other thing I really liked doing for this was working in a series, so designing the cds, the postcards, the posters, the whole set of Russian dolls as it were!
So a lovely job, with a very lush album as a bonus! Thanks Phil. He's touring till July so you should go and see him and buy one these albums and hold it in your very own hands - and smell it if you so desire!