with musician Matt Frye
As a friend of Matt and fan of the music, it was exciting to be asked to work on album designs and promotional material for the course of 3 albums. The trajectory charts parallel evolutions of styles and creative thought processes to accompany Matt’s unique anti-folk sound from the earliest more raw punk-esque album covers to more thoughtfully produced digital offerings.
To physicalize themes from the album of lost time and disorientation, I created cover art that wrapped in both directions, thus disallowing a beginning or endpoint to the image. Simultaneously, this design choice created unique sales display opportunities. When set up end to end, the albums could appear to create an endless image.
In this second album collaboration, we tried to bring in inspiration from the cover art of Michael Hurley records, capturing something painterly and warm, that married urban elements with a somewhat pastoral setting and palette.
A bit rough and raw, but fun, our first album collaboration...