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The following are examples of projects that I've concepted, branded and packaged.
LINKIN PARK - RECHARGED VINYL + CD
Art direction and design for CD and vinyl packaging of Linkin Park's Recharged album.
Concept behind album design was inspired by the album's mood: high octane, aggressive technologic. The result is an explosion of body parts and buildings in a surreal science fiction world. Inside packaging features the same mood, but through typography. All collateral during this era matched the album artwork.
Computer generated graphics of body parts and architectural worlds by Brandon Parvini. Creative direction by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, and Rickey Kim.
LINKIN PARK - The Hunting Party VINYL + CD
All covers from Linkin Park - The Hunting Party era. Original artwork by James Jean. Illustrations on band members in album fold out was also done by James Jean. Computer graphics by Brandon Parvini. Creative Direction by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn, Rickey Kim, Brandon Parvini. All art direction and design, packaging and print, was handled by me. Deluxe Version art book design and layout by Alex Tenta.
Concept behind design was that these characters exist in a world of a constant loop. The layout is designed in a vertical format to allow the user to unravel the mess of a world that The Archer (cover) is about to "fall into." The user's eye follows the archer's arrow downwards, as their eyes are falling down the fold out, so are is the text and the characters. The same vertical fold motion is repeated for the back. The back of the fold out is where you meet The Hunting Party. The design of the website was also done in the same manner. I developed a wireframe and design that would make the user experience the website in a vertical "fold" motion to mimic the album artwork.
I developed over 200 marks created with a combination of brush, ink, scanner distortion and computer. While a lot of these marks never made it into the album artwork, a lot were used in stage visuals done by Ghost Town.
Kofie – Structurally Sound
Newspaper layout design for artist Augustine Kofie's Structurally Sound solo exhibition at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. Newspaper features artist's sketches and pieces. This was an exclusive item that visitors could purchase at the show. Incredibly honored for this opportunity as Kofie is a favorite artist of mine.
For more information on the show, visit Keep Drafting.