We were very pleased to be able to work on this job for a split EP between Loscil (Kranky Records) and Fieldhead (Gizeh Records). This was a collaborative release between these two excellent ambient artists coinciding with their joint European tour of February 2014. The concept was the area exactly midway between their respective homes in Vancouver, Canada and Newcastle, England. More specifically, the starting point for the artwork was this map showing the Fury & Hecla Strait.
We designed this sleeve in-house. First, the contour lines were abstracted into a regular form. The printable relief lines that are commonly used to separate sections of text were arranged into pattern form and this, alongside minimal text, created the front cover panel.
Next, for the rear panel, we again abstracted a single contour line and used the discolouration on the old map to determine the colour. This bold orange element deliberately offsets the cold blue and silver colours, emphasising the distance and separation between the artists. Without it, the sleeve would have appeared too minimal.
More information about - and streamable tracks from - this release can be found here.