I met Bear's Den on the Austin to Boston tour in 2012. We then began working together regularly. I promoted their first show in Melbourne, filmed a Sideshow Alley episode & photographed their first press images. Then in 2014 I designed and art directed their debut album campaign.
The album title “Islands” provided much of the initial concept development. After a series of different ideas presented to the band, we all landed on a direction which emphasized the lyrical longing and tonal characteristics throughout the music.
I partnered with illustrator Mathew Dodos to amplify the personal feel on the inside sleeve which complemented perfectly with Andrew Davie’s handwritten lyrics doted throughout the album.
Each unique EP artwork featured a continuation of the campaign visual identity with a marriage of textural imagery and an illustrative hand drawn personal touch.