weldon henson – weldon henson’s honky tonk frontier – cd packaging

art director/designer: rob story, illustration: eric bowman

weldon wanted the art to feel like an old western movie poster. funds were tight, but my friend (and frequent collaborator), eric bowman stepped up and did a knockout job of illustrating the concept. in the end we didn’t stick to the illustrative look of the old 60s posters, but we did end up with a great piece that, i think, got us where weldon wanted us to be. the art takes us on a walk through history by showing us a contemporary honky tonk scene (on the outside) and a historic (old west) saloon scene on the inside. weldon remains in the center of it all suggesting his music is rooted in a timeless honky tonk world. the typography and title were born out of several conversations we had about the movie poster vibe that weldon wanted to convey.

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below are some of eric’s sketches for the project. because i tend to think it’s cool to see the evolution of the art.

WeldonSketchA

WeldonSketchB

WeldonSketchC

WeldonSketchD

 

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