‘The Visor EP’ project photographed by Alex Sinclair.
 
 
 

Croupier, ‘The Visor EP’

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Brief

To create a simple but striking design solution for Croupier’s 2013 release; ‘The Visor EP’.

Process

As excited as I always get about Croupier’s music, it was the name that attracted me most towards this job. Something about the confident, straightforward titling of these 5 songs as ‘The Visor EP’ was a big draw, design–wise. The title called–out for a solution that was simple with just the right balance of fun and sophistication (a–la Weezer’s ‘Blue Album’). As a completely independent band a priority was to produce something with a low production cost, so we entirely disregarded using card–based packaging. From there it was decided we'd simply screen print a custom–drawn visor graphic, alongside some complimentary type, on the record’s clear plastic outer sleeve. As for the record colour, it couldn’t have been anything other than the traditional, transparent green of a standard casino visor.

 
 
 
 
 

Croupier, Self–Titled Album

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Brief

To produce the album artwork for Croupier’s self–titled debut album.

Process

Croupier’s debut album features 10 tracks of dark, yet extremely catchy indie rock. In discussions with the band, we spoke about ‘the light’; the twinkling guitars and hauntingly beautiful keyboard melodies, that shines behind the darkness of agonised vocals and pounding drums. Photograms (photographic images made by passing light through objects in a darkroom) seemed an ideal way of visually representing this idea of light coming through darkness. Layers of blending colours were added afterwards as a way of referencing the many different melodies that overlap and interact throughout the album.