by Sean Simons
Interior design, lyrics pamphlet, and typography on back cover designed by Heather Webb.
Ink drawings with Pigma Microns, texture composition in Photoshop.
This is the cover I designed for the local Austin band, Adrian and the Sickness, band website: here. It was the first freelance commercial job I got while I was in school and even with all the worries that came along with that, it was a whole lot of fun. The band is an awesome group of ladies that plays a very cool style of rock and roll, and their shows are highly entertaining. I suggest checking them out if you're in the greater Austin area or catch them on tour.
I was going for a grungy notebook feel for the cover art that was inspired by the down to earth and open nature of the albums songs. The name stands for "Best Friend Dreamer", one of the songs on the album, which is what gave me the idea for the scene on the cover of the guy sleeping and counting the rock angels that flew over head. The whole thing was hand drawn to emphasis the personal nature of the album and I designed it hoping to mix a little bit of cuteness with dirt, grime, and melancholy.
Art by Sean Simons, Layout by Heather Webb
The skull with dreadlocks and the heart was originally designed just to be an element of the album cover but it was so liked by the band that they adapted it as their unofficial logo for the time being. I believe it was the bands bassist and in house designer, miss Heather Webb, who actually put this shirt together after consulting with me about using the skull as their logo.
by Sean Simons
And last but not least, these two poster designs were school projects from an early photoshop class and how I first met the band. They came in to critique our work after the whole class designed potential posters for them and they ended up picking these as their favorites. The show time/venue was just placeholder for design purposes, I'm not sure which show they ended up actually putting the posters to use for.