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I recently completed another commission for CD album art! Here is the finished packaging images.

All the images and type were rendered digitally by me.

You can find out more about the music and the artist at http://www.ronbrault.com

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Hey now. This is the second published CD packaging that I have designed and illustrated. But this–technically an EP–is special, because it is the work of my little brother, Eric Leva. I get to say little because he is younger than me.

Anyway, I’ll talk briefly about the music in a totally unbiased manner, let you have a quick listen, and then get onto the art. “Enter the Shell” wrote a review of the EP and said,

The Scheme of Things EP is a record that you can’t help but be happy about. Every song is uplifting, light-hearted, heartwarming, and packed with quality musical accompaniment, that leaves you wanting more.” And you can read the rest of the review here.

Eric says that the EP is of the pop/folk variety, so if that sounds like something you would listen to play the sample below, then head on over to his website to hear more.

Okay! Onto the artwork.

This is what the finished outer packaging looks like, bleeds included. That while box is for the barcode. I wanted to keep this airy and atmospheric, while still giving everything a very flat cut-and-paste sort of style. All of the buildings were made with textured paper brushes. I used photoshop and illustrator to pull together the images and the text. When you open up the outer packaging, you will find this:

A very simple disk with a dream-like city floating around on it. You can view view the EP design in my graphic design gallery, or buy a copy of your own to look at whenever and wherever you want.

The Scheme Of Things -Ep, by Eric Leva is now available on itunes, amazon, bandcamp, storeenvy and through his website.

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Hey! My brother just released his first itunes single, and I designed the cover art. But I’m not going to show you the art here just yet 😉 If you want to see it, go to your itunes store and search for “Lemon Lime,” by Eric Leva. And while your there, give the song a listen…maybe even click to purchase it. It’s pretty catchy.

I love doing cd cover art. If you have a band or know a budding young musician, and need someone to design promotional items for them, I’m your girl! Just shoot me an email at Shaunart@hotmail.com

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A while back I designed a business package for a fictional musician or music school with the hopes that it could someday be modified to fit my younger brother’s needs as a free-lance musician. Yesterday, that business package, which included a business card design, came in handy. Now my brother has a custom business card with which to promote himself.

If you would like to hear some of his music, visit myspace.com/ericleva

If you would like me to design a custom business card for you, please email me at Shaunart@hotmail.com

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