Monday, April 14, 2008

My First Album Cover Part II


First approached by Brian of Jive White Boy (don't let the name throw you) through my myspace page to illustrate his debut album, I held zero reservations as this has always been a dream of mine.

Part Eliott Smith, part Leonard Cohen, this local Portland singer songwriter's music is darkly folky, sweetly biting. A fan of Art Deco and Art Nouveau style, he felt my illustrations lended a classic yet slightly sinister quality to his indie rock musings.

The inspiration came from listening to his songs on repeat whilst sketching. The 1920s Jazz Age style image seemed an appropriate one and was also reminiscent of Brian himself. The CD should be available sometime this summer, hopefully in a wide release (or at least it may be purchased globally through the internet; I will provide a link on this site when it is released).



















I am most proud to present this illustration as well as the back cover song list (all fonts wrought completely by hand in the Art Nouveau style of the early 1900s and of my own alphabet, of course) as it has been long in the making. I can't wait to see it on the CD itself. A dream come true. Thank you so much, Jive White Boy.

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33 comments:

Elaine Biss Designs said...

Congrats! The cover is awesome!

pve design said...

your cover brings music to my ears and eyes.

Di Overton said...

Congratulations - fabulous job

High Desert Diva said...

Excellent!

MyArtInProgress said...

Thats so exciting!
Congrats.
I love elliot smith, so I'm off to check this guy out.
Take care.

design for mankind. said...

OMG I CAN'T BELIEV THIS--- CONGRATULATIONS! :)

heidi said...

i found you through Erin's blog....your work is gorgeous! I wil be back to check-up on you.

Rosebud Collection said...

What a wonderful job..I am so happy for you and your work deserves the best..

TexasTesla said...

Awesome - great cover art. And yeah for Portland indie scene!

Cicada Studio said...

Cool gig and great work. Love the colors.

woolies said...

That is SO TOTALLY COOL! I am very impressed - awesome!

Maryam said...

Man......you do everything. I am totally, totally in awe.

Mrs.French said...

Thanks for the intro! He is awesome...as are you. The illustrations are spectacular as always.

THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT said...

What great work and a wonderful opportunity, well done!

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Wow I am so glad I read your blog through Etsy! You have a wonderful writing style, beautiful artwork & recommended a terrific musician. Will be back to read you again, thanks!

tangobaby said...

Fantastic! I am so happy for you. Congratulations.

And it looks awesome!

Momo said...

Wonderful cover. A tad envious too. Hope you get many more opportunities. Congrats!

HareAndDrum said...

You are an inspiration. I like what you said in your profile about not being bound my a machine.

P.S. Original said...

Great work, love the writing style, you must be so proud!

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

Great job! I've always wanted to do cover design too.

Cakespy said...

Totally awesome, dudette! Sounds like my type of sound, LOVE the song titles, and naturally the art is fantastic!

The Nature Nut said...

Great job! I'll have to check it out when it becomes available - big Leonard Cohen fan here.

Kim Bagwill said...

Congratulations! Your cover looks great!

Vain and Vapid said...

It's lovely... the font is really great too.

Allison said...

Wow, congrats - it seems like a perfect match !

Hunters Glory said...

Love your site!

The Little Illustrator said...

too cool! the hand drawn typography is hot!

blazedanielle said...

Congratulations! What an amazing feeling! :) Your cd cover looks great! :) Hopefully this will be a great open door for you!

jivewhiteboy said...

thanks for the blog. your welcome.

Ronalyn said...

Wonderful album cover! Congratulations.

Mary-Laure said...

BRAVO! I really love your cover, it's so classic and so modern at the same time. I can't wait to listen to the music, in the hope that it's as good as your illustration!

Octavine Illustration said...

thank you so much everyone!~ these comments truly made my day.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Wooooah that is totally cool! And you did a GREAT job!