design; illustration ; photography
Orca was a great band and it pains me to say “was” as they promptly released this album and called it quits.
However, I got to work on their final album and that was a true honor. The concept meetings were lofty with plenty of various ideas going around. We all managed to agree on the ambiguous direction where the human form is distorted by constructs in part, but moreso by itself. It seemed best to fit the themes of the album which dealt with poetically harsh introspection.
I included an alternate take on the cover because even though it didn’t make the final cut, I really enjoyed the subtlety.
*side note - it was a real telling gauge of my drawing accuracy when I laid the portrait illustrations over their original photos. Proud to say, I got fairly damn close on most of them. I fucked up poor Brett’s ear though…