Earlier this year, Tim asked if I’d be interested in helping him work on materials for some jams he was looking to put out. Our first colab was on “You Were In Love,” which takes it’s visual cues from an amalgamation of decades past.
Above: Final artwork for Tim’s first single.
Left: Some ads Tim and I collaborated on to promote his single “You Were In Love” via Facebook and Instagram Stories. The three are inspired from three separate ads from the 60s (a ketchup ad), 80s (a computer ad), and 90s (a Sega Genesis ad).
For Tim’s second single, we played around with a ton of ideas. The first thought Tim had was to keep the look in a sort of analogue late 60s-70s tech space (think warm tones, NASA, with maybe a bit of “2001: A Space Odyssey” thrown in there). Pretty quickly we made a pivot to go more dirty and grungy; like something from out of 90s punk zine. (note: we made the pivot so quickly, that there aren’t really any concepts from that to show).
Around this time we also had the thought to make cassettes of the single that Tim could give out at shows. From three initial concepts we made a ton of variations (a few of which you can see here). All of this led up to one design, which we threw on a cassette mockup and got our Spotify artwork.