Aaron Cohen - You Wouldn't Know EP cover artwork
Aaron Cohen - You Wouldn't Know EP cover artwork
 
 
Art-direction & Photography: Anton Scut36 Volkov
My friend introduced me to Aaron Cohen during my first visit to NYC. That time we made couple of shots with my middle format film camera.
Aaron Cohen is an American independent hip hop recording artist from Seattle, currently living in Queens, New York. Cohen’s raw, yet melodic musical style has made him an up and comer to watch.  

Cohen’s latest EP Home Less has received extensive press (Sway in the Morning, Source, Noisey, etc.). The project showcases the evolution of his uniquely versatile sound and overall craft. Cohen’s previous work includes mixtape releases via Mishka Records and Decon/Mass Appeal.
When I moved to NYC in 2014 we met up for some shots again. 
After I heard the main single from the upcoming "You Wouldn't Know" EP I offered Aaron my help with the cover art. While randomly visiting the art supplies store I noticed a metal wire and that moment I got an idea of making a wire-made composition for the cover. 
We made a little photoshoot in my room in Brooklyn, then we chose a portrait for the interpretation in wire.
I made a digital outline of the portrait and printed it. After it there started the most laborious part of the process.
After the face was done I started looking for the proper lettering and the background.
Finally I chose the wooden floor in my room as a background.
Some time after the official release on iTunes and Soundcloud Aaron decided to produce a limited amount of copies of 'You Wouldn't Know EP' on cassettes. As I still had all the necessary parts of the original design it was not a problem for me to make a 'cassette' version of the cover. 
The last time I made a cassette cover before was in 1998. It was a real luck to have an original cassette in my town, so we were bootlegging. I was the happy owner of some super old PC and a printer and that time I used MS Word to create my first covers:)
You can download the EP on iTunes or stream it:
Aaron Cohen - You Wouldn't Know EP cover artwork
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Aaron Cohen - You Wouldn't Know EP cover artwork

Album cover artwork
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