this is tó brandileone’s second album – his debut record was one of our first projects. see it here.
our idea was to represent the passage of time through a reference to the sky, a white to cyan blue transition.
we organized the design so that the two extremes met in the middle of the cover—part cyan and part white.
opening the two first folds reveals the acknowledgments, colophon and the disc itself.
the naked silver disc, with its colorful reflexes, also can be seen as a reference to nature – sun, rainbow.
the writing on the disc follows the same grid as the inlay, but here we made a minor mistake: we worked with the disc’s dimensions as if it had a color background (a tighter center circle), but as the center of the disc is transparent, the text ended up interfering with an area of different color.
this is the front of the inlay when completely open.
in order to overlap the two ends, the cover was printed twice.
the back of the inlay forms a mini-poster (250 x 379 mm) with all the lyrics and technical credits for the songs.
in order to boldly delimit the typed and free areas, we opted for a compact text layout. this led to a new problem, which was how to mark the beginning of each song. the bars were a simple solution to this challenge, while recalling the design for the debut album to boot.
lastly, on the back of the closed cover, everything is design, even the barcode.
the hardest part of this project was getting the folds right. after a series of mock-ups, we created an accordion gatefold that ended up not being executed correctly by the printer’s.