Ink // Digital
Album Cover Commission for Mr. Dreem, of Raleigh North Carolina
The creature design was based on a variety of grotesque comic book creatures - as the goal was to create something that looked cosmic and out of this world. The setting was thematically similar to sublime aesthetic era of painting.
Color comps based on finalized sketches were presented to get a feeling for the final piece. The warm ochre color choices in the foreground gave the piece aged, psych-rock undertones to reflect the tone of the album.
Once the linework was finished, and color choices finalized, typographic treatment for the album title was rendered. Rick Griffin’s work for the Grateful Dead was the primary source of type inspiration. Several versions of the type and color treatment were refined until the final design was approved.
With front cover artwork and typography finished - the inside graphics were finalized and made unified with the overall theme.