*declaration: This music cover design is not for any commercial uses. it does not represent any promotions from the music band or musIC studios. IT IS NOT A PROMOTION FOR THE "KVEIKUR" ALBUM AS WELL. IT IS A SCHOOL PROJECT FROM THE aRTcENTER cOLLEGE OF deSIGN mgx pROGRAM (PASADNEA, CALIFORNIA).
This practice is an eight-week school project that working on designing vinyl covers, cd covers, posters, and t-shirts for a music band, directed by Cheri Gray. The music band I was assigned, is the Icelandic post-rock band, Sigur Rós and their album "Kveikur" (2013).
CONCEPT: Telling listeners that Sigur Rós is having a new style. It has been a long way for the band to struggles with their music. This new style is truly more aggressive, heavier, and darker. Deeply, they might keep the notion of classic music and elegant feelings. For this concept, choosing type with imageries. Colors and feelings for this concept may vary. It can be really elegant for the first impression. It could be also really dark and dirty in some ways. Serif and sans-serif typefaces. *Imageries that applied in this concept may vary as well. Using imageries on front covers and back covers to create visual contrasts.
TECHNIQUES: Abstract photography approaches through inks, water, and acrylic paints.
TYPOGRAPHY: A san-serif and serif combination—Avenir & Baskerville. I also played with some other typefaces like Cera, Euclid Flex, and Perpetua in early stages.
Vinyl Front Cover & Back Cover
CD Box Front Cover (left) CD Box Back Cover (right)
CD Box Printed Prototype with Z-Fold Brochure
"Kveikur" Album Posters & Single Poster
"Kveikur" Posters Mockup (In Europe)
"Kveikur" Cover Variations (All Photographs Taken by Me)