Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Internal Riot

This is the front cover for the soon to be released Subhumans LP/CD. I drew/cut/assembled a rough version that the band and I decided to stick with, as it had a spontaneity a more labored drawing might lack. Mind you, I did spend some time applying textured edges (scanned torn paper) to much of it, including vocalist Dick's hand-written title.

It's a straight-forward and bold image. At first we considered illustrating the numerous "causes" of the internal riot in or between the splinters, but really, that's where the lyrics come in.

Originally I felt it could be grey (followers of this blog - both of you - groan and mutter, "Now, there's a surprise") as below, but the band preferred it in black and white, and I concede that it sits better with their other record covers now. As does the album itself. As a long-time fanatic I can say it doesn't disapoint! Now if I can somehow work on a Conflict, Neurosis, Extreme Noise Terror or Beyoncé cover I can retire happy...It's also going on t-shirts for their forthcoming US tour, so if you're in the States go see 'em.

4 comments:

Steve Buccellato said...
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Steve Buccellato said...

That image depicts my Sunday morning hangover remarkably well.

Simon said...
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Simon said...

Sounds like you had a good comic con, Steve!

(Psst, don't tell anyone, reader, but really it's Steve the evening before, gasping for air after removing his Storm trooper helmet)

This "comment deleted" thing is catching.