Dave Douglas CD Package Design, A “United Front”.

We were recently hired to design the latest CD release from two-time Grammy-nominated jazz musician/composer extraordinaire Dave Douglas.

This is another one that started as one style (original illustration) and ended up being based on photography + typography. Still loved the process…Make SURE to check out some of the process below, as we show some of the illustration and art styles initially presented. We also have the album cover as seen on iTunes page.

Picking up where their critically acclaimed debut Spirit Moves (Greenleaf 2009) left off, United Front (Douglas’ 32nd release) sees this all-star band plunging into Douglas’ compositions (plus one Hank Williams Sr. tune) with an intensity and exuberance garnered only at a live jazz concert, particularly one with the legacy and spirit of Newport. The album features tunes from Spirit Moves including the 12-plus minute set closer “Bowie” – a tribute to Lester Bowie – that steadily works the crowd into a loud and appreciative frenzy. Also included are two previously unreleased songs, “Spirit Moves” and “United Front.”

Watch “Bowie” in action here: http://vimeo.com/5079152