Andy Marino Music
I was delighted when my talented singer-songwriter friend Andy Marino approached me to design the packaging for his debut CD, Everything’s Different. We began the project by discussing a wide range of solutions for expressing his vision of the CD and the feel of his songs, then researched hundreds of classic folk, jazz, and pop album covers for inspiration.Ultimately we settled on using a series of pinhole portraits I’d taken of Andy several years ago, using one of the them for the cover and three others for the inside and the CD itself. The story we told with the photos was one of movement, change, and disruption — an idea powerfully expressed in the CD’s title song.
After completing the CD design Andy subsequently also hired me to design a new website to showcase his music, promote the CD and his gigs, and link to sites where the CD is available for sale and listening (Amazon, CD Baby, Bandcamp, iTunes, and Spotify). To keep costs down we elected to use Squarespace, using one of their simple but powerful musician themes. The site offers users the opportunity not just to read about Andy’s impressive music background (he played sax in multiple bands including, in the late 1980s, Francis Xavier & the Holy Roman Empire, voted the year’s “Best Original Rock Band in NYC”.) but also to listen to all the songs on Everything’s Different.
Check out the website here and listen to Andy’s wonderful music!
- Client Andy Marino
- Date June 2, 2016
- Tags CD Design, Photography
- URL View Project