Saturday, November 13, 2010


My CD will be for a contemporary classical, or electronic ambient artist, and the design will be based around the meaning of the name "Lethologica" -a condition of not being able to remember the words or phrases you need in conversation. This condition to me signifies that often we cannot control our brains or our selves as much as we want to. The unconscious has a huge influence as does our environment. Information overload could also perhaps contribute to this condition. According to Wikipedia, the condition was first talked about by Carl Jung in Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido (The Psychology of the Unconscious). Originally my design was going to be based around Brain Scans and Neurons firing and typography spilling out, but then I realised the brief required non copyright images. The new design is based on some college artwork from the debris of daily life which is quite surrealist in nature to fit in with the Album title, "Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido"

Monday, November 1, 2010

LETHOLOGICA. A compilation of contemporary Australian Hip Hop

...lethologica: a psychological disorder that inhibits an individual's ability to articulate his or her thoughts by temporarily forgetting key words, phrases or names in conversation...

A key aspect of Australian Hip Hop is poetic articulation of current ideologies (clever words that express our current society). I therefore like the irony that the title Lethologica brings.

The aesthetic for the cover design has not really been inspired by any existing album covers that I've seen. Rather, I have drawn inspiration from the overall culture o
f Hip Hop in Australia - which strips back the fake and the sexy, and focusses solely on the music and the message.

The cover therefore will use images of music equipment that Hip Hop artists use (eg. mixing desks, turntables, amps, mics etc) collaged together to create a robot character that will recur throughout the booklet artwork. Other elements will include graphics inspired by street art and urban culture.

featured artists will include:
muph and plutonic
the herd
the resin dogs
bliss n esso
hilltop hoods
maya jupiter
true live
1200 techniques