I had the pleasure to work on the design and retouching of the new Sucre album. Sucre is Stacey King of Eisley, Darren King of MuteMath, and my dear friend Jeremy Larson – I’ve been working with Jeremy designing every single one of his album covers and websites since the start of his professional career.
I had a blast working with the three of Sucre developing the look and feel for what the art and branding was going to look like. To make things easy I collaborated with the wonderful photographer, blogger and Jeremy’s wife Elsie Larson who took all the photos for the project.
Below I wanted to share some of the process of the retouching I did for some of the photography to give it the “Sucré” touch that brought everything together. We decided on the cover photo first (see below) then wanted the rest of the photos to go along with. I barely touched the cover photo, Elsie did such a FANTASTIC job.
I wanted this to be a timeless cover that could sit next to anything else out there that isn’t currently on shelves but also that spanes across decades. I created over 20 or so concepts for the cover ranging from water colors splashed across the cover photo, colored shapes overlayed on the photo, hand drawn birds sketched across the photograph etc. but it was TOO much. Less is more. SO I did what I thought best and came up with a clean and classic album cover. A simple sans-serif font of the band name across the bottom of the photograph…