CD Design

Retro/vintage design for Southern gospel-influenced music

Project: CD design for The Mercy Brothers. Client specified a vintage look evocative of early 20th-century gospel tent revivals, and supplied the cover photo.
Process: I adapted the low-resolution cover photo to print resolution, purchased a vintage paper texture background and adjusted its color, procured a bandleader photo, and licensed a collector's photo of a 1910 tent revival. Then I set the type in vintage typefaces as seen in research of gospel revival posters, sheet music, and other materials. I also persuaded the client to print the cover design on handheld paper fans and 'prayer towels' (handkerchiefs), which quickly sold out at gigs and festivals.
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