Latest project: Sam King Album Design Overview

Hey everyone,

I’m updating my portfolio, this is one of my latest personal design projects. I created a mockup album cover inspired one of my favorite artists Sam King. If you follow me on Twitter then you’ve probably already seen this project. I created this about a month ago, and I’m going to briefly touch on the process of creating this cover.

Initially, I wanted to re-create his ‘All I need’ album just because the original cover was not as great as the music. However, I was much more inspired by his ‘Dear Lucy Soundtrack’ album so I decided to do that instead.

So the inspiration behind this design was an old cinematic movie. The songs kind played out like a movie in my mind, so I used that as the inspiration for this design. There are a few design trends that I’ve been wanting to incorporate in my projects and the ‘double exposure’ effect was one of them so I thought I’d take this opportunity to use it. I used Helvetica Neue Condensed and Gobold Regular fonts. I also wanted to use his images as the foundation, I find that if I have an image to start with it’s easier to come up with a concept for any design.

This was the original design:

Back Cover Sam Kingsamking_Dear+Lucy+Album+Back+Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

I plan to add a booklet and back cover. This is what it currently looks like as of July 2016 on my Behance portfolio.

 

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Sam King is truly a talented artist so I do hope you take the time to check out his music, and you can find out more about him at samkingtv.com
 


  This was a fun project once I got the concept down. I’m looking forward to completing it.

 

I hope you enjoyed this overview of my latest project. If you want to see the current version of this project you can go to my Behance portfolio here.

Best Regards, Erica