Album Redesigns_

Flower

Boy_

By Tyler the Creator

Themes_

Flower Boy follows Tyler's obsessions with cars (specifically his white McLaren), his loneliness, and talking about his sexual preference to men.

Garden Shed_

I placed the album within a garden shed, as it represents the closet that Tyler metaphorically came out of in the seventh track of the album 'Garden Shed.'

White McLaren_

I parked Tyler's white McLaren within the shed with seemingly no way out, as Tyler used to make homophobic slurs which will always be present in his discography.

Album Gatefold_

Flower Boy is supposed to be one continuous experience. The front and the back of the album shows a garden shed with a McLaren parked within. When the gatefold is opened, the doors of the shed open showing the super-car and one lonely flower.

Soundtrack To A Death_

By Mura Mosa

Brief_

Create an album-cover redesign that is influenced by the style and graphic imagery from icons of graphic design history.

Inspiration_

From the hundreds of talented designers who shaped the language of design to chose from, Man Ray, an avant-garde photographer known for his 'rayographs', caught my attention the most. His experimentation of the raw medium was inspirational to create with the technology at hand.

Approach_

The rayographs are beautiful and noisy, clear and abstract, simple and busy. To match these combinations of parts that shouldn't work together work, I saw Mura Mosa's Soundtrack To A Death to fit right there. The genreless album mixes Asian influences with electro trap. It doesn't make much sense but it works.

Album Gatefold_

I kept true to the original ying-yang like album art by representing a rose's life and death within the gatefold.

©2020 Kevin Ebrahimoff