I worked for many years with independent band Things We Lost In The Fire. For the website, I worked on the design and visuals while a programmer I know developed the code.
The site was designed to be as slimline as possible and rely on external sites for all the content – blog posts, videos, mp3s, etc.
This artwork was developed for individual songs that the band released digitally. It was produced at full print resolution in case this was necessary in the future.
I used a layout that would create a common visual language between the different pieces of artwork, allowing photography and colour to make stark differences.
These artworks were created in the same way of using an overall visual style and creating difference using image choice.
Bold typography was introduced as another way of creating interest and the photography was specifically limited to close-up abstract shots.
The band self-released a seven-track album and the decision was made to keep the visual style that had been used for the digital releases.
The company producing the physical CDs had a template available for producing the artwork and the final product was a cardboard case with a plastic insert to hold the CD.