I've sent some packaging to press for Destroyer at Merge Records. Destroyer is Daniel Bejar's project who some people know from The New Pornographers. I've always been a big fan of Destroyer, and one of my first design projects was a record for him, so this was a nice return. The new album, ken, is really good. I'm really terrible at describing music, but Tinseltown Swimming in Blood is an on-repeat song for me, it's really catchy and a little New Order-y. I really liked the whole album.
The digital file isn't quite getting the grey here: it's a really beautiful, cloudy pale grey that we set as a Pantone, so it will be laid down as a nice solid and not a dotty screen.
I'll put up some rejected sketches here, too, because I always like to see other designers' sketches. To source artwork, I went through a lot of old theatre set textbooks at the university near me. The one we used on the cover is by Per Schwab for ‘After the Fall’ by Arthur Miller
at the National Theatre, Oslo, 1965 (Photo: Sturlason). It is one of my favourite parts of designing to do research and this was one of the nicer ones to research.