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Tara Simmons

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3 weeks

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6.1 in × 6.1 in

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While we don’t have too much information regarding the production of this CD package—something fairly common with larger label who take over this part of the project—we thought the graphics, and the way the work is presented, were reason enough to share this cover with you. Quirky and loaded with sense of humor the details abound and speak to each of us in a unique way.

Well I sure love doing CD cover artwork, so it was a real pleasure doing another design for Tara Simmons, this time for her EP, titled All You Can. I asked Tara for a thorough background on all the songs. Her voice is soft and rather cute, but her music has a lot of layers and depth and often not-so-cute lyrics, so I wanted to design something that reflects that. The scene shows a doll (that looks a little like Tara) in a setting that looks cute but unsettling at the same time. Every single object in the room is in one way or another a symbolic reference to a song on the EP. (Okay, except for the nuns, they were thrown in just for fun).

If you don’t know Tara’s music there are tons of videos and links online that can give you further insight as to the design solution by Monique Kneepkens.

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Monique Kneepkens
Photography: Ricky Sullivan
Retouching: Justin Overell



This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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July 23, 2010


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