The process behind the product
Modern Space asked me to do make them a cover for their EP album titled 'Before Sunrise'. They described their desires as a collage with references to Bauhaus (the British band, not the Weimar architecture movement), the inclusion of wood, and a specific painting of mine that they were familiar with. Naturally, I begin thinking about it by sketching fonts.
Then it is time to begin 'collaging' manually before digitizing and combining images.
A few more hand-drawn elements, a few rearrangements of the physical collage bits, and a first prototype is ready.
Now everything must be refined. The 'Modern Space' type remains hand-drawn, while the 'Before Sunrise' is made anew in Illustrator. Another colourful painting brought in as a collage option.
The top bit satisfies everyone involved, but neither I, nor the band feel sure about the 'Before Sunrise' part of the cover. I send out several variations to gauge what the band wants.
Finally, after much iteration and alteration, something that can be presented: