The concept for the artwork for “Everything Beautiful Is Under Attack” began with the idea that we would produce an engraved nameplate to attach to a vintage photograph that is framed and hanging my friend Bill Connor’s organ shop in Worcester MA. Bill was gracious enough to let Jeremy and I visit his shop and spend a couple hours photographing his collection of vintage organ parts and various music equipment. I shot a couple hundred photos that day and felt confident that I had gotten the album cover shot but I wasn’t sure exactly which photo it would be. Once I was able to go through the photos it was obvious that the photo that we used on the cover what the right one. I made some minor adjustments, placed the credits on the back cover and the artwork for the vinyl was done in just a few minutes. The back cover was a photograph of an old poster for Hammond Organs that presumably is still hanging on the door to Bill’s shop. The inside photos for the CD digipak were also taken at the shop.
There are many other components to the album release including CD design, press kits, digital booklets, social media and website design. If you would like to see more design from this project, please visit www.thecurtismayflower.com and check it out. More importantly, listen to the music!
Thank you again to Bill for allowing us to shoot these photos in his amazing space.