The blog of designer/illustrator Aldous Massie.

Yesterday, I started working on an album cover for Eibol Music. Their upcoming release is a hip–hop album comprised mostly of synths and hard–knocking drums. The lyrics map out a time where the world has built its society based on technological advancements but ponders the likely outcome of technological failure.

Concept 1

The first concept displays the world post–failure. Mankind’s pride and ambition (marked by a tendency to build enormous, lasting versions of the self) has crumbled away. The decay mimics and distorts The Creation of Adam—not even The Hand of God‘s touch is immune to time, the damage subsequently halting Creation.

A figure and their child watch the sunset (or sunrise?) over an abandoned city and think of the past and future.