We are about to slide into the silly season full of Christmas cheer! To provide the sound track Late 80s Mercedes have released a Christmas Album which I got to create the artwork for! Christmas is a bit different down here in the southern hemisphere so these tunes are for sipping your wine on the porch as you watch the summer evening come to an end.
Heres the full pack - which comes with their last album 'Diamonds'.
This back panel was inspired by the lyric from one of their songs 'Theres a party at the end of the week..' - which I imagined was whispered between these too faceless characters pictured above.
Ill add the full spread to my portfolio soon.
At the end of last year I had the pleasure to join the Late 80s Mercedes crew as they worked on their third album this time with mostly original music. Their new songs have a 60's spy movie feel which lead me to inspiration from the legendary Saul Bass and plenty of 60's european tv and film posters. Most of the artwork was also inspired by their song 'Diamonds' (especially the line 'she's got diamonds in her eyes..) which I think would make a great campaign song for a jewelry company/party brand. They release their album this weekend so I will post more about my process soon.
Thanks to the band for giving me an opportunity to interpret their awesome music!