Ariadne's Labyrinth ‎— Ridiom EP

December 2021

Design for a limited edition CD in gloss finish four panel digipak case.

The artist was very keen to have her Ariadne's Labyrinth logo as the main element on the front, something she has done on previous releases. Up to this point all AL artwork has been black and white, so I thought this was a good time to introduce some colour. I went with hues that hint at the frenetic nature of the music (high BPMs and acidic elements meet beautiful melodies and violin), and also give the release a clean and sophisticated look.

On the back I wanted to convey the detail and intricacy of the music. My starting point was the vertical lines (inspired by the Clever Zebra track) that then evolved into the custom typography of the EP title with a few added maze/labyrinth shapes as a call back to the AL logo. The track list and credits flow with the vertical lines and tie into the orientation of the cover type.

 

Front cover
Back cover

The inside flips the colours around, contrasting the outer panels and making the CD stand out. The lines now radiate out from the logo under the CD, conveying sound and energy.

Inside panels
Inside cover
Under tray
CD on body
The logo on the CD is in the same position as under the tray
Credits close-up
Outer sleeve
A special bundle was sold with two A5 single sided art cards
Ridiom t-shirt
Proposed screen printed t-shirt design (not used), the lines form the soundwave of the title track
Group shot

I also did the artwork for Ariadne's Labyrinth remix album Twisted Up & Turned Around in 2018.