Velum Break — Please Take Care of Me

October 2021

Artwork for a limited edition 12" picture disc and CD on Touched Revolutions.

This is the second Velum Break release I've done the artwork for – the first being Bench Manoeuvres in 2019.​ Richard is great to work with and he likes his sleeve art to be a bit tongue in cheek or humorous. He had the idea to make the picture disc garishly fluffy and also suggested drawing the synth on the A side to make it different to the previous TR release treatments.

 

Record speed integrated into the synth drawing

Artificially coloured fur covers most of the A side with holes for the naively drawn synth and logos. I made the fur obviously fake and cheap looking to fit in with Richard's initial ideas. To further add to the concept, I introduced some rough textures to the background, making it appear unloved and neglected. That fitted the theme quite well and is a nice contrast to the fluffiness.

On the B side I switched the elements around – creating the title in fur and adding some drawn hands in the same style as the synth that are gently cradling (taking care of?) the furry typography.

Card CD wallet front featuring a slightly different fur pattern
Card CD wallet back
The CD on body design with just a bit of fur this time