Airs – A Rock Opera

The Airs CD jewel case design.

The Airs CD jewel case design.

Date

Fall 2012

Client

George Andrade
& Steve Brockmann

 

Airs began as an real-world immersion design project at Bristol Community College. Working alongside my classmates ideating various styles for an actual client’s project. At the conclusion of the course, several designs were selected, mine was then selected from the bunch to move forward through to production.

Working with George Andrade directly, we began final revisions of the Airs logo, CD case, and liner notes booklet. I designed original black-letter style typography for the primary mark, with a matching Gothic-style emblem of a kite. Through the process I refined the type hierarchy, improved clarity of the pages, and interfaced directly with the print vendor in Germany to hand-off files for the disc imprint and booklet assembly.

 
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The liner booklet features original illustrations drawn by George Andrade, on handmade distressed paper. Every crinkle and imperfection completely unique, representing the idea of heritage and heirs - a core thread in the story.

 
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Through the process I refined the type hierarchy, improved clarity of the pages, and interfaced directly with the print vendor in Germany to handoff files for the disc imprint and booklet assembly.

Airs was met with praise from the Rocktologist, and is available for order online at Amazon, CDBaby, and on streaming services.