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.

Garden Shed_

The album is placed 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_

A white McLaren (Tyler's favorite car) is parked within the shed with seemingly no way out, as Tyler used to make homophobic slurs when he was younger, which will always be part in his discography.

Album Gatefold_

Flower Boy is intended to be a concept album. The front and the back of the album shows the outside of a garden shed with a McLaren parked within. When the gatefold is opened, the doors of the shed open wide 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 with the raw medium, with the technology at hand, was inspirational.

Approach_

The rayographs are beautiful and noisy, clear and abstract, simple, and busy. Mura Masa's Soundtrack to a Death matched these contradicting combinations. 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