Tuesday, April 20, 2010

OilCan Drive Cover(s)

Sorry I've been a bit more quiet than usual the past few days. I've not only been doing a bunch of client work but also trying to dial in the drums I'm using in the recording of the OilCan Drive album. (More on this soon but, to give you a glimpse of what's been going on, something that I thought would take me half an hour to figure out ended up taking me the better part of four days. Fun fun.)

And, all through out this going on I've slowly been putting together the cover for the OilCan Drive book. Using a bunch of different elements I've drawn over the past few weeks I've been trying different layouts and designs to see which one worked best.

Here are a few of the results.

The cover will be a wrap-a-around cover with the image continuing from the front to the back cover. So far I've come up with four different designs (well, actually three...the fourth would be used more as a banner or poster and wouldn't work well as the cover since the images will get cut right in half when folded over.)

So, I've already chosen my favorite and started working it up as the hi-res cover. But, I'd love to hear what you think about each design and which one you'd choose for the cover.

It'll be interesting to see if we make the same choice.


Manu Mane said...

I'm hesitating between the first and the second.... I need to think about it a little bit more ^^

Jeff Lafferty said...

Stuff looks great man

Sean Tiffany said...

Thanks guys. The finished cover is almost done. I'll be putting it up soon so you can see which design I picked and how it all turned out in the end.

Manu Mane said...

Well, I think I prefer the second one, because the instruments aren't cut, and the vehicles on the top right are valorized from the open space behind them. And it's easier to see Vincent and Nicole's faces on this one. Then I bet you have chosen the second ! : P

rob! said...

I think I'd go for #2---it has all the right elements, in what I think is the most visually pleasing design.

But they're all good, in their own way.