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Inventing Lives

Inventing Lives

    Inventing Lives

    A hard rock band from London, TIDES are a powerhouse of heavy riffs, odd timings and topical lyrics.  I worked with the band to design album art and vinyl packaging for their debut EP, Inventing Lives.

     

    Goals

    • Reflect lyrical themes from the songs and the title ‘Inventing Lives’.
    • Create a creepy, mysterious aesthetic without it being too dark, scary or generic.

    Challenges

    • Bringing a complex idea to life with limited access to budget and equipment.
    • Creating a cover that helped the band stand out from the thousands of other bands in London.

    Solutions

    • Play-Doh!  Well, that and fondant icing moulds!

    Album Art for Hard Rock Band

     

    Client

    TIDES

     

    Scope

    Art Direction

    Packaging

    Print Design

    Cover Art

     

    Cool Points

    Created with a small, London-based record printer.

    Inventing Lives Tides Band Album Cover Art Mood Board Design for Musicians

    Ideation

    The process started by sitting down with the band to discuss any initial ideas.  We created a mood board and developed 3 concepts through brainstorming and sketching.  From there we landed on the final idea.

    Design for Musicians Ideation for rock band
    Design for Musicians Ideation for rock band

    Creation

    The aesthetic of the final artwork was achieved by forming Play-Doh figures with fondant icing moulds, taking multiple pictures, and then stitching them all together in Photoshop.

    Album Art

    The album art portrays the idea of breaking the mould and not letting others define your life.  The EP released digitally and a limited number of 12” gatefold vinyl sleeves were printed on matte coated card.

    Album Art for Hard Rock Band
    Album Art for Hard Rock Band Tides by Design For Musicians
    Vinyl Cover for London Hard Rock Band Tides by Design for Musicians
    Album Art for Hard Rock Band by Design For Musicians
    Album Art for Hard Rock Band by Design For Musicians
    Album Art for Hard Rock Band by Design For Musicians
    Album Art for Hard Rock Band by Design For Musicians
    Vinyl Cover for London Hard Rock Band Tides by Design for Musicians

    Album Art for Hard Rock Band by Design For Musicians

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    Cover art • Animation

    Logo design • Branding

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