Hand-Cut Album Artwork
A Night Like This was designed for an independently-produced musician
Create a realistic, yet not photographically-represented, scene of 65 year-old songwriter, poet, and Vietnam veteran’s debut as The Ruben Lee Dalton Band.
Literally representing the lyric-rich content with the unfolding a historic edition of T.S. Elliot’s writings, the silhouette of “Ruben”, his dog, and a distant oak tree were delicately cut out of the page using an X-ACTO knife. The page was re-inserted into the book and photographed in front of a hand-painted and backdrop, lit from behind through pinholes, creating stars.
The inside credits and thank-you’s were set in a historic typeface with background styled to look like a well-aged book. The back cover shows the back of a book, wide open, with spine in the middle separating the track list and final credits. Type styled to look like it was gold foil stamped on the cloth cover.
Blade, hand, paint, pins, lights, book, camera, Photoshop, InDesign