• Startracks
  • 2018
  • Album packaging design
  • Art Direction
  • Graphic Design

Pablo Matisse album packaging design

Art direction and packaging design for the Pablo Matisse album “Rise” released on Startracks 2018. With members from classic outfits such as Union Carbide Productions/The Soundtrack Of Our Lives and noisy indie rockers Division Of Laura Lee, Pablo Matisse is a punk band with more than one string to their bow.

After 10 minutes of coffee with singer Per, talking about our favourite old punk and hardcore records, I knew we wanted to go for a packaging design in the vein of mid 80’s punk and indie albums (think The Smiths, Hüsker Dü & SST Records etc.) – an “inexpensive” looking design, low on impact and contrast, working with grayscale and only one or two colours.

Standard LP packaging with printed inner sleeves. Band photos by Svante Örnberg.

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