The Davidson Brothers, a multiple award-winning Bluegrass duo, approached me to design their seventh studio album, ‘Wanderlust’.
I designed a street poster and magazine ad in the lead up to their album launch, with the CD package available for purchase on the night.
All songs on the album are written by the brothers, Hamish and Lachlan Davidson. They share lead vocals, with mesmerising harmonies, and play a mix of instruments including banjo, fiddle and mandolin. The album also features Jacob McGuffie on acoustic guitar and Louis Gill on upright bass. The brothers are known for their energetic performances and amazing instrumental ability.
This album showcases their perfected bluegrass sound, as well as their exploration into new areas of modern country. The songs on this album follow the theme of ‘Wanderlust’ - a desire to travel. Working with superb shots from the photographer, Robin Sellick, I chose a series of photographs following this theme. I then applied a colour treatment across all images to achieve a bleached, desaturated and dreamy look and feel for the album.
All panels feature full bleed photographs, including portraits of the brothers and cropped selections of the countryside, focusing on the horizon line and the vast sky. I accompanied these images with simple and clean typography, using subtle typographic embellishments such as waves and curves, and a fine silver foil for the title on the album’s cover.
Photographs used on album: Robin Sellick.
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