BMF Album Design
Today, album art is almost a thing of the past. In an age where songs and entire records are available at the click of a button, the majority of record companies and artists have given up on investing their time and money on packaging. Thankfully, there are some bands and their fans who still appreciate the visual element to the music.
BMF, a local hard rock band, wanted a design for their new album that reflected the lyrical content and overall look and feel of the band. Inspired by Samuel L. Jackson’s popular catch phrase from Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic Pulp Fiction, BMF, or Bad Mother F**ker’s, music was the epitome of a “rocker’s life”: with lyrical themes revolving around sex, alcohol and self loathing. Inspired by film noire, rock and roll and – of course – Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, the concept of the album art is both thematic and stylistic. Featuring original photography and artwork, we used a combination of photography, illustration and digital manipulation to visually bring the album’s music to life.
Being one of our earlier designs, the album’s cover also features our first original typography based logos. While we are still proud of this project, looking back at it reminds us of how far we’ve progressed over the years.