The Waters, They Are Rising | CD Cover for Trey Gunn
The client for this CD cover, King Crimson guitarist and composer, Trey Gunn, wanted to convey the theme of "flow" in a way that would strike a balance between literal and abstract. He also had a look in mind that would combine studio art and digital elements.
Since the client had expressed an interest in my fine art work, to address these requests, I created a custom Collage Painting and a series of watery background paintings which I manipulated in Photoshop. I then drew a crisp vector art shape in Illustrator and overlaid it to contrast with the background texture. This shape flowed from front cover to back cover to inside right panel, uniting the varying backgrounds.
Below, I translate the motif into an all-digital version for screen-printed T-shirts.
The Waters, They are Rising | Branded T-Shirt Design
For this T-shirt branding project, the client wanted a shirt that was wearable as design and also happened to advertise his new CD.
For the T-shirt design accompanying Trey Gunn's CD release, I translated the look of the CD cover into an all-vector image. We made two versions. The Branded version features a larger image size and includes the text. The Stealth version features a smaller image and no text.