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Being And Becoming

For the cover of Being and Becoming…, the debut album from Jeremy’s Aura of Montreal, Canada, I rifled through my archives to source an abstract and asymmetrical image that communicated a sense of movement and timelessness. I quickly gravitated toward this photograph of a rock formation at Yeliu in Wànlǐ 萬里, which I had been meaning to use in a design project sooner or later. Working closely with the artist we devised a suitable colour scheme to match the mood of the album.

Type is set in Trajan Pro, used in the artist’s pre-existing word mark, and Valeria, a beautiful font by Iñigo Jerez at Textaxis.

The front and back covers are two pieces of a whole:

Finally, for a behind the scenes look into the early design process, here is a very early draft, back when I was experimenting with a much more fluorescent and psychedelic look, with tips reddened like partly exposed film:

Free download: Being and Becoming…