Wednesday, 6 May 2015

100 Greatest World Cinema Themes

100 Greatest World Cinema Themes
Including: Pan's Labyrinth, The Last Emperor, Suspiria, Guns for San Sebastian, A Fistful of Dollars and Nosferatu

For this project I wanted to capture a minimal style that drew on the subtleties within some of these films. I had one self-made rule; each illustration had to display symmetry, because with 100 very different cinematic gems to choose from, there needed to be a common thread between the 6 individual volume covers.

So on face value, the covers all look like they belong together. But to those familiar with any of these films, hopefully they'll recognise the nod towards certain scenes or iconics.

The colourful internal covers are housed in a more neutrally contrasting casing, designed with more thought towards having an all encompassing identity for the package, with emphasis on a logo device and typography. I like the resulting relationship between this and the more playful illustrations within, it adds an element of surprise once you get within the box set.

I also designed an accompanying mini-site with digital booklet and wallpaper downloads: 

Available from Silva Screen on Amazon / iTunes

Monday, 4 May 2015

Music From The Star Wars Saga - album artwork

May the 4th be with you!

Digital / Online album cover version

Physical / Printed album cover version

Spent some time nerding out designing this one...

Music From The Star Wars Saga performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Available now from: Silva Screen / Amazon / iTunes

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Film & TV Sporting Themes

Film & TV Sporting Themes album design. 

For this release I took inspiration from classic Olympic Games design, more specifically a nod towards Otl Aicher's work on the 1972 Munich Olympics. Designing my own pictograms to represent the sporting themes included on this album, using a vibrant but limited colour palette throughout to create split visuals between track and field sports, and with the use of geometric lines found on the grass pitches or astro turfs of these events to give the layout a modernist, graphical feel to it.

Available from: Silva Screen / Amazon

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Music of Hans Zimmer - The Definitive Collection - box set design

London Music Works & The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Perform The Music of Hans Zimmer - The Definitive Collection 

Unlike the Film Music of Hans Zimmer Volume 2, this box set required more than one main image to represent the films featured in the compilation. I wanted all 6 discs to have their own cover, each representing a milestone film that Zimmer's music is most associated with. I wanted them to look cinematic, to capture the essence of the movies and appeal to the worlds and scenes in which they are set. And I also wanted these covers to work as a series, to look as though they belonged together as part of the collection. Difficult, as the The Dark Knight doesn't really match the era of Gladiator or the quirky mood of Pirates!

The thread, I decided, would be the habitats and landscapes that the film scores occupy; the stratosphere of Man of Steel, the turbulent race tracks of Rush, the folding cityscapes of Inception, the high seas of Pirates of the Caribbean series, the nocturnal nightmares of The Dark Knight Trilogy and the reflective wheat fields of Gladiator.

A mini-site was also designed for this release, with downloadable sleeve notes and wallpapers:

Available from Amazon / Silva Screen Records