Earlier this year, Joey Burns
contacted me about doing the album
art for his next album. I was already familiar with their special
sound, having heard them on KCRW
, so I was very interested, especially
after he mentioned that he liked my travel scketchbooks
. Once in a while, a rare
project comes along that promises to be fulfilling both intellectually
and spiritually (usually, brute intellect trumps the soul, and
photoshop scrubs it clean), so I was grateful for the chance to take on
this project. He sent me all the music he was working on for Garden
Ruin, and I drew inspiration from the lyrics.
graphite on bond, scanned into photoshop, with type and rough digital color.
revised sketch after talking a bit more with Joey.
acrylic on paper, 12 x 22"
revised color in photoshop, along with some careful dodging and burning.
type drawn with india ink.
interior art for the liner notes. Again, Joey gave me free reign with these drawings.
next album will be out soon, but I highly recommend all their work -- thoughtful, lyrical, eclectic, and lush.