Contaminated Dead Atmosphere

12" Record Artwork

Project Summary:


Krupskaya's 2010 release with Sandokhan was to be my last before departing for South Africa on a more permanent basis, so I wanted it to not suck. Artwork on the previous few releases had fallen into a few predictable patterns, which i felt compelled to ignore this time around.


The entire concept was built around rorschach ink blots (I'd finally read Watchmen), using imagery relating to various events/acts of human atrocity. These images were consolidated into strange, vague shapes that only gained clarify with further scrutiny.



Responsibilities and tools:

  • Art Direction, 
  • Creative Direction, 
  • Photography, 

Final 'Contaminated Dead Atmosphere' Artwork

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The making of...

I've also written up a small case study on this artwork, detailing its creation in a little more depth and with plenty more sarcasm.

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