Steven Rutter – BrainFog

April 2018

Double vinyl gatefold sleeve, printed on reverse board, CD and t-shirt design for the debut album by Steven Rutter under his own name.

Having worked on the sleeve art for Steven's previous release and also designed his artist logo, it was exciting to work on a full gatefold album design, again using the superb illustrations of Sarah Sparkes. Inspired by the album title and theme, the BrainFog graphic is subtly different in each instance (cover, gatefold spread and centre labels). The release also comes as a very limited edition double CD "vinyl look" version, complete with white inner sleeves and fake UV grooves on the CD faces.

I also designed an accompanying t-shirt, this presented a bit of a challenge adapting the imagery for screen printing. The shirts will be hand screen printed to order and each one will be unique due to the colour blend from green to blue, which is done by eye. I will update the image when the shirts are produced.


Back cover
Gatefold centre
CD cover
Limited edition gatefold CD version
CD version
Limited edition gatefold CD version
T-shirt (mock-up)