Hey, I recently completed the cover artwork for Hamerex’ new EP, The Last Ride. The EP has been available for about a month now, and is already getting great reviews such as this one: http://sinisterangelsrealm.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/hamerex-last-ride-ep-2015.html – here’s the first part of my commentary on the process of making the cover. The EP can be ordered … More Hamerex: The Last Ride (part 1)
Hamerex’ album ‘IX’ is printed and will be released this week! Guitarist Steve said: “Who likes the look of the digipak? It was designed by James Sixtyeight with his paintings and photography with my mum taking the band photo which isn’t visible in the picture. You can pre-order the album for £7 with £1.50 postage … More ‘IX’ finished and available soon!
Here are the final drafts for the ‘IX’ album cover, completed a few weeks ago now. I’m drawing towards the end of this project and getting quite excited about the end product. I’ll be starting work on the inlay very soon, and working on some Grindstone Art promotional material in between, such as a pretty … More Hamerex ‘IX’ Cover Concepts Part 3
Here’s my second set of draft images for Hamerex’ forthcoming album, simply titled IX. These are in a different format than the previous images as they’re designed for a much wider layout. It’s quite liberating to work in such a wide landscape format as you can explore detail to the right and left of the … More Hamerex ‘IX’ cover concepts part 2
The first colour concept image for Hamerex’ forthcoming album. The basic theme of the cover is Wakefield, West Yorkshire (the band’s home town) as Hell. The album has a recurring influence from Dante’s Inferno, one of my favourite books. I’ve been through Wakefield many times on the train so have mainly seen it from the … More Hamerex: ‘IX’ cover concepts
Here’s my first update on the old stuff I did before Grindstone Art was an actual thing: Hamerex’ first EP, ‘Into War,’ released in 2009. I was very excited about this as it was my first commissioned record cover. I used this in my portfolio when I was applying to Lincoln. I’ll write a little … More Hamerex – Into War (2009)