Calvin Laituri
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The Impossible Sometimes

Ink // Digital

Ink // Digital

Album Cover Commission for Mr. Dreem, of Raleigh North Carolina

Sketching

Sketching

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

Color

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.

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Typography

Typography

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.

Packaging

Packaging

With front cover artwork and typography finished - the inside graphics were finalized and made unified with the overall theme.

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