Futuralbum

Was thrilled to participate in Futuralbum — a collaborative album design project. The idea of the project is for designers to create a reimagined album cover with limitations. These limitations included using images only from the Flickr Internet Archive Book Images collection, as well as using Futura only for all type. 

I reimagined the Flaming Lips album, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, using a variety of random images found in the Archive. That combined with a lot of color and some simple type made for a quirky and fun newly imagined album cover. Check it out here on the site.

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Thanks to Strong Odors for allowing me to participate in this fun project. Check out this nice article written up by GoMedia about the project, holding a few interviews with some of the designers. Here's a little quote from me in answering how music inspires me as a designer:

“Music creates a visual language in my mind. When listening, I imagine abstract graphics, colors, or patterns that might associated with the sounds or story of the lyrics. Music is a way to stretch my imagination as a designer. Even if the design may not be fully executed, listening is still a good creative exercise.”

Here's the collection of imagery I used from the archive, in their raw form.