Here is a new feature, probably not weekly, but as great album artwork is released (hopefully weekly). Thanks to Brett Jones for the idea to showcase album artwork on the blog.
Here is what Si had to say:
“I’ve been working with the Dirty Skirts since just after the release of Daddy Don’t Disco. The Skirts have undergone a bit of a reinvention since then. We developed a much more mysterious and dark art direction to refresh their image - moving away from their previous bright and energetic visual language, and embracing something with more emotion, and a bit of magic.
The guys had a vision for this album, and there was never any doubt that the album design would relate to certain themes in the music. Nature, mysticism, darkness versus light, and the idea of some sort of reckoning (without sounding too religious). The brief was fairly open ended, and working closely with the band was a big bonus. We settled on using a geometric style to carry the content of the design. Sacred geometry, mandalas, and concentric geometric designs can be found throughout all the artwork (and even in visuals and banners at the launch shows). The geometry provided a useful base that tied all the other elements together.
Once I had solid art direction laid down, I began branching out into typographic treatments, sourcing interesting photography, and playing with compositions for the cover art. After a weeks of grind and a few sessions of intensive DTP, the album emerged in all it’s grungy, mystical glory.”
And the album launch tour poster
We hope you like the fist episode in this new chapter, and by all means let us know of any work that we might be missing, posters, videos or album artwork.