mewithoutYou “Pale Horses”

Pale Horses is the title of mewithoutYou‘s highly anticipated sixth album, which will be released on June 16th by Run for Cover Records. As always, the record’s artwork is centered around a series of illustrations by Vasily Kafanov, with imagery and tones that echo the gritty, darker themes of the music. I worked directly alongside the band’s singer Aaron Weiss, and manager Mike Almquist, to design & lay out the packaging for the record. The pre-orders just launched at midnight last night, and you can order a standard edition LP, CD or cassette from Run For Cover Records. Or, for the collectors is a Limited Deluxe 2xLP + 2 CD Edition which comes packaged in an intricately die-cut triple-gatefold jacket. It also includes a poster, lyric booklet, and postcard set of additional artwork from Vasily. As proud as I’ve always been to collaborate with this group of individuals, the songs on this record are unlike any of theirs before. I think their loyal fanbase will be very excited to hear nods to the band’s earlier records, but also Aaron’s lyrics reaching a new, unchained individuality.

I’ve included the single Red Cow below, and also the album’s teaser video below the product mockups.

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Hospital Handshakes Packaging

Last Tuesday marked the official release of Rocky Votolato‘s new album Hospital Handshakes, and I just recently got a shipment of records courtesy of the nice folks over at No Sleep. I was responsible for the packaging design for the record, which is centered around a series of photographs that document the recording process in Chris Walla’s Hall of Justice Studio. All photos, including these product-shots were all taken by Amber Zbitnoff. Really happy with how this one came out! The US vinyl colors perfectly compliment the album packaging, and I’m excited to see the European version from Glitterhouse.

Stream Hospital Handshakes in its entirety below.

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Walk the Moon: Ohio Posters

Walk the Moon is currently out on the spring leg of their Talking is Hard Tour, and they’ve commissioned artists to create a different screen-printed poster for each stop on the tour. Having designed a lot of their tour merch over the years, I took the opportunity to make posters for all three shows in Ohio, which start tonight in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati print is four colors, while the Columbus and Cleveland ones are three. Each print will be available at the merch table for their respective shows, 100 copies available each night. I’ve reserved a small amount of copies for my online store, which will go on sale at a random time on Friday, April 4th.

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Apparel Design: January – March

2015 kicked off with a blazing start, and that’s why this blog hasn’t seen many updates with band merch I’ve been working on. This post includes all of the apparel design I’ve had approved in the first quarter of 2015, including work for Alabama Shakes, Circa Survive, The Menzingers, Walk the Moon* (pillowcases!), NEEDTOBREATHEMat Kearney, Gates, Cloudkicker, Prawn, Cary Brothers, and a even a onesie for David Wax Museum’s Suz Slezak. I’ve already got some amazing clients lined up for April, and hoping this year continues to be awesome!

*Walk the Moon designs were a collaboration with the awesome Jason Matheny.

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Gig Poster Show at Square Records

Next month I’ll be having a new show on display at Square Records in Akron. We planned this show to correspond with Record Store Day on April 18th, and the show will go on display the day before. I’ll likely have some out-of-print posters from my archives, and also some artist-proofs available for purchase. If you’re out record shopping in Northeast Ohio, please take a look!

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