a diamond as big as the motel 6

(cover – detail)

(cover and back cover)

(interior side A, lyrics)

(interior side B, poster)

so, when The Foghorns made their most recent album – i was asked to create the art for said album. truth: i have never made album art before. when i was asked to put together art for an actual album that was to go into production and be sold in stores .. yikes. that was whole new territory for me. but, as usual, i said ‘ya, shure, you betcha’ – because i love a good challenge.

in short, the work i did for this album took many many hours. there are many guidelines that go into album art production. you have to take many things into consideration that one just doesn’t take into consideration when you are just haphazardly drawing pictures in your sketchbook. i wasn’t surprised by this fact, i was just extremely slightly overwhelmed by just how much planning goes into it.

in any event, the album actually turned out great. i was impressed with the quality and although there are two minor errors in the text (minor because any normal person wouldn’t notice them, but to me they are glaring errors because i just want to KICK myself for not having proofread it again – i thought proofreading it ten + times was enough, apparently i was wrong).

in any case, you should have listened to this band by now. if you haven’t please do so here. and if you love them, as i suspect you will, you can purchase their album off iTunes and other sources as well, visit their website for more details on that. so, music lovers, get to it! and if you live in Seattle, make an effort to come out to one of their shows. they are worth watching live. as much as i adore the album, their live performances are still my favorite.

[hand drawn illustration + digital illustration]




Filed under design, illustration (both acrylic and oilt)

2 responses to “a diamond as big as the motel 6

  1. Damn Jessi you are one talented chick. WordPress CSS can be a bitch in different browsers .. Matt Fields is good at fixing that shiz. Anyway, just wanted to say hi and congrats on the new site. It looks amazing, and your art.. well, I don’t know what to say except WOW.

  2. thank you, Jenny ! that’s so kind of you to say. yeah, I may ask Matt for help or another friend of mine. WordPress CSS is a little over my non-linear illogical brain :) but I’ll get it sorted out a.s.a.p. with any luck! hope you are well xxx

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