Remnants of a species now forgotten

CD Album artwork

2019 saw the release of Krupskaya’s first full length album since our debut Clouds Over Pripyat, some fifteen years prior. This represented a momentus occasion to our army of (three) fans, whom demanded – neigh, deserved – a visual package that honoured their unwavering support.

Sadly for them, I was the artist.

The final front cover of Remnants of a Species Now Forgotten.

Visual exploration

The idea with Remnants of a species now forgotten was to use the artwork to further explore/depict the themes of each song, as was the case with our previous releases. The main difference between this album and those, was the existence of an actual background narrative, devised by our singer, Alex.

The artwork therefore needed to connect with this (albeit subtly) while ensuring each panel was distinct and eye catching in its own right.

In respect of colour, I felt quite earthy, natural tones would further encapsulate the record’s themes of decay and a world being left behind.

We do enjoy our misery.

The opening pages were designed to immediately encapsulate the tone and subject matter. Life and death. History and future. Organic and mechanical.
CD label artwork, a mix-mash of living and dead human, animal and mechanical components.

CD label artwork, a mix-mash of living and dead human, animal and mechanical components.