Let's kick it off with a monochrome album design for WARP for The Bloody Beetroots featuring Steve Aoki. Designed by Carosello Lab, a creative agency based in Milan, Italy. They have a working collaboration DIM MAK, Steve Aoki’s label from California. They designed a special package to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of WARP. The song by The Bloody Beetroots feat. Steve Aoki became a global hit in 2009 by mixing electronic sound with rock and punk elements.
This is a short case study on the album artwork I did for the South African band, Wrestlerish. There were at least 8 different illustrations for this album, so I've decided to focus on the portraits which I combined for the poster design and booklet.Apologies for the low res process pics, but I only had access to my phone during the drawing process. Step 1 My first step when drawing portraits is to make sure all of the elements of the face are accurately positioned.
We often feature lots of album covers here at Abduzeedo, but that happens for a reason: we're all music lovers, and as designers, it's pretty natural to mix these ingredients together here.
Simon Page is a self-taught designer from the UK. This month he started a project called Musically Inspired Album Covers in which he created an amazing series of cd covers inspired by the the music itself. Here you take a look at each cover and find out what music inspired the creation.
Flickr is awesome to find and share photos and designs just for fun or to promote your work. There are lots of groups of all sorts of subjects. One that has become quite popular earlier this year was the Omega Project. Another really cool set is the Cover Versions by Littlepixel, that is full of classic album arts reinterpreted as Pelican paperback covers... you can even send yours.
I am working on an album cover for a hip hop artist right now and looked for inspirations on the web. I found some very good articles like this on SmashingMagazine. But I haven't found a lot on hip hop cover so I decided to write one on my own.