FSOLdigital presents Mind Maps 2

November 2021

Album artwork and merchandise for part two of The Future Sound of London mix albums for Touched Music — CD comes in an eight panel matt finish digipak case.

For Mind Maps 2 I built on, expanded and refined the design I did for the first Mind Maps a few months earlier. The custom typography was developed into a complete typeface, the MM brain on the cover became MM2 and I returned to United States Geological Survey on Unsplash for more satellite imagery.


Mind Maps 2 case front cover
Mind Maps 2 case back cover
Mind Maps 2 3D view
Matt finish eight panel digipak, same as the first Mind Maps album

The various logos, graphics and custom typeface are more integrated into the backgrounds. The river running through the logo on the cover appears in various other places as a recurring theme — it felt like a suitable visual metaphor for the mix.

Open digipak and CD
Mind Maps brain
A brain shaped graphic in the same style as the type with the title hidden in it, this was adapted for the t-shirt print
CD onbody
Open 3 panels
The typography is more integrated into the satellite imagery on Mind Maps 2
CD under tray
The under CD compass has a new design – start at the play icon and follow the lines
The satellite imagery seamlessly covers all the panels
CD onbody
The river features repeatedly throughout the artwork
Mind Maps and Mind Maps 2
Mind Maps and Mind Maps 2
Custom typeface
I expanded the custom typography into a complete lowercase typeface

In addition to the album artwork I also designed a series of online promotional graphics for social media, starting with a simple release date teaser, then adverts with extra information followed.

Teaser graphic
Initial teaser graphic — release date and bandcamp link
Promotional graphic
A follow-up graphic featuring more detailed release information
Mixlr banner
Release night preview promotional banner featuring the Mixlr address in the custom typeface
Mind Maps t-shirt
Two colour hand screen printed t-shirt featuring a tweaked version of the brain graphic to make the title easier to read
Mind Maps t-shirt back
The back has the FSOL aliases from the mix

The album and t-shirt were sold exclusively by Touched Music and FSOLdigital with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. See my artwork for Mind Maps, Mind Maps 3 and Mind Maps 4.

Mind Maps 1—4