Covert 3 — Various Artists

November 2018

Design and artwork for a 2CD compilation of exclusive tracks by anonymous artists on Touched Music.

The Covert albums are compilations of electronica and techno but the listener has no idea who made the music. Anonymous artists is somewhat of a tradition in techno with many well established artists often releasing tracks under aliases (sometimes well known, sometimes secret). These compilations are an extension of that and fans love guessing who made the tracks.

The previous two compilations had artwork by The Designers Republic and I wanted to create something different to what they'd done for number three. I liked the idea of tapping into the secret nature of these albums and created a cipher as the foundation for the look and feel so that all the information is there but encrypted. 

Once I had established a cipher and refined the visual language I also created various assets such as stickers, t-shirts and social media banners.

The artwork wraps around the half size DVD case
Digital format artwork
Stickers were given away with initial orders
Hand screen printed t-shirt
Teaser graphic (26 question marks for 26 mystery artists)
Facebook banner

The CD format sold out very quickly but digital is still available from the Touched Music Bandcamp page with all proceeds donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.