Album cover art and logo for ‘The Kraken’ by In Each Hand A Cutlass

A little story about the big album cover. Ha! The band already had a vision of the new cover to go along the lines of their existing nautical theme and to have the look and feel of vintage Japanese woodblock prints and paintings. Immediately, Japanese masters, Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai, and Utagawa Kuniyoshi works came to mind. Together with my personal fascination for Jules Verne’s classic 20000 Leagues Under The Sea illustrated posters, I combined these 2 styles and here it is, the East/West mix. There were tons of discussions on the creative direction between the band, Errol and myself. In the process, I even manage to work out a new logo for the band. Overall, it took about 2 months to work on the cover from concept sketch to the final artwork before handing them over to Errol Tan from KittyWu Records which was working on all the amazing graphic design for the band that you see today. This is the final artwork uncropped without the ‘The Kraken’ logo by Errol.  Do take time out to check out the amazing album, ‘The Kraken’ by In Each Hand A Cutlass. You won’t regret it. They are available on iTunes, Bandcamp, and most good record stores. A big thank you to Daniel, Sujin, Amanda, Jordan, and Nelson. It was a pleasure working with you guys!


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