Moon King

Obsession

Introduction

I developed the artwork for Obsession, a record by US band Moon King. They had chosen an image already that they felt evoked the right kind of atmosphere for the record, but there was a general consensus that it should be subtley disrupted in some way, to reflect the slightly off-kilter sound the band has.

Development

I started by mangling the image through a text-editor, reflecting the way a guitar pedal might put distortion on a signal. The effects looked amazing, but it was a bit oevrpowering for the image.

Final image

We landed on a simple print effect, overlaying a varnished 'O' over the top of the image to create a very subtle highlight.