exm – LS16

February 2020

12" vinyl picture disc and CD artwork for the second release on Touched Revolutions.

The follow-up release to Karsten Pflum – Revealed EP, LS16 continues the theme of using images of the equipment used to make the tracks. This time is was all made on a computer, so images of the actual tracks in software were the inspiration.

I wanted to get a sense of depth to the artwork to reflect the intricate and multilayered music. I have no idea what any of the various shapes in the music software meant but they formed some lovely patterns. Graphic elements and motifs overlay and interact with each other, floating above (and breaking out of) the dark grey grid that underpins the software. 

The exm logo is blocked out from the grid on the A side. On the reverse "LS16" and "exm" are drawn with the digital shapes of the music in a deconstructed way so it's not immediately obvious. 


LS16 Side A
LS16 Side B
Side A detail
The black exm logo is hidden within the grid
Side B detail
Scattered typographical layout inspired by the music

The CD version, featuring an extra track, is a jet black CD and comes in a clear wallet, just like the picture disc. The grid and graphics are the same size as the vinyl, just slightly repurposed for the CD format.

Black CD version

Other picture disc releases I have designed on Touched Revolution: Karsten Pflum — Revealed EP, Keiss — Urban Utopia EP, Scanner — The Signal of a Signal of a Signal, The Future Sound of London — A Controlled Vista, Velum Break — Please Take Care of Me, Serge Geyzel — Xenophonic