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Live from the Greenhouse
︎︎︎Album cover + Film
︎Client – Audio Obscura
︎Role – Graphic design / Film editing / Video effects
This one is the fourth album I’ve designed for Neil, aka Audio Obscura, this one is a compliation album of Neil’s live performances over the last five years.
He lives on a farm in Norfolk which happens to have an amazing disused greenhouse in a field behind the building complex. It’s a huge space that’s full of flowers, bees and broken glass. So the idea was to capture a live set and experiment with the footage.
So using a couple of vintage digital cameras, and my iPad (using the app Mavis - which is great for experimenting with exposure and focus on the fly). I took three takes of the set from four angles simultaneously and spliced them together in Premiere.
So I took my time to follow the flow of the music which becomes pretty spacey as it goes on, so I carefully overlaid close ups, tracking shots of the space, static long shots and some free vintage burn effects to create an evolving, cosmic, psychedelic influenced piece.
For the album cover, which is a digital release, I’ve tried to create the illusion of a physical vinyl format, with a shiny cellophane wrap and sticker, just for fun.
︎︎︎Album cover for Bandcamp
The Life Electronic
︎Client – Audio Obscura
︎Role – Art direction / graphic design / illustration
Album artwork for electronic musician Neil Stringfellow aka Audio Obscura on the Newcastle-based label TQN-aut.
This one evolved pretty much organically from thinking about the album title, nostalgically reminiscing about the word ‘electronic’. So a 70/80s vibe, lots of test equipment like oscilloscopes, old TVs, soldering irons and mysterious black boxes with loads of dials and crude displays.
So I put together some unused geometric illustrative experiments I did from my archive with a photograph of an old televison I found on Unsplash, courtesey of Deigo Gonzalez.
I also have to acknowledge the influences of both the video sculptues of Korean electronic artist Nam June Paik, and the Russian constructivist Naum Gabo, both of which I humbly bow to in deep respect.
︎︎︎CD card envelope design