LP Design For Slumberland Records
Client Slumberland Records
Role Design / Creative Direction
Album design for Manatee, an indie band located in Oakland, CA. Inspiration for the design came from research on manatee habitats and eating habits. Aside from being extremely endangered, a manatee’s diet consists of various sea vegetables. I decided to reference their favorite food – turtle grass – in the design because the rhythmic flow of the thin blades in water reminded me of the flowing rhythms of guitars in bands such the Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine. I also wanted to capture the casual personality of the band members of whom I had the pleasure of getting to know while collaborating on the project. Both are calm with a charming sense of whimsy and simplicity about them. Their music is uptempo and poppy with obvious influences from The Velvet Underground and The Replacements with a clear interplay between melody and noise.
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