I recently had the pleasure of creating the album art and apparel for the newest album of one of my favorite local bands, Dear Creek; a two-piece folk band with driving rhythms and thoughtful lyrics. Check them out and pick up some swag while you're there:
There were two great inspirations that drove the artwork below.
Firstly, the owl is a symbol of wisdom in multiple cultures from Greek to Native American. The title track So it Goes references the timeless wisdom of the statement repeated in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five. The band also currently uses an owl as a logo mark, which tied it all up nicely.
Secondly, this album was written in the serenity and natural landscape of Cape Cod. Using that influence of nature, we decided to pick out some botanical illustrations to form the shape of an owl.
Hope you enjoy—more pictures to come!