Below were originally mockups I did for fun. After the band saw it they asked me to do their vinyl design for a new album they wanted released in July.
After initial consultation and quotes with the pressing company and recording costs, they decided to do a first run as a CD and when their funds are recouped they can convert my CD design to a vinyl sleeve.
The band hired a local artist to draw some sketches for the cover. They wanted the design to be true to the drawings, unaltered and original. I photographed the art and chose a typeface that was casual but not fighting the art.