We were approached by Little Green Cars to design the cover artwork for their debut album, Absolute Zero. When we met with the band, they explained that the album jumps between two contrasting perspectives: the beauty of a reckless youth and the fear and confusion caused by our ever-pending adulthood.
Cover art concept
Our concept for the artwork needed to encompass both the light and dark sides of the album. We did this by creating two contrasting images. From the front we see an elegant image of a girl from behind, all seeming well. When the album is turned over, we see that the cover image is deceptive, and the girl is crying and upset, both beautifully illustrated by Steve Doogan.
We also commissioned Steve to create portraits of each band member in the style of the cover illustration. These featured on the inside of the CD booklet tying the cover concept to the inside artwork.