Lovers Lookout

Showpony Records

I was asked to create packaging artwork for Seattle-based band Red Jacket Mine's sophomore album, Lovers Lookout.

Recorded live to two-inch tape, the sound of the album was rich and warm. The band wished to carry this warmth through into the artwork.

A key ingredient of the artwork was the evocative feel of the cover, a casual film-based snapshot taken with a cheap plastic lensed camera. This was offset by typographical touches and a colour palette influenced by `70's Elektra album covers. This added up to an aesthetic that was familiar and everyday but yet conspicuously not entirely of its time.

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