Get ready for your new favorite Christmas single:
"Christmas is my Favorite Time of Year"
by Lizzie and John Brenkus
I could not be more stoked about this project, this song, this album, this ultra-talented couple....
Lizzie and John hired my to design the cover art for this awesome holiday single. I know as an "expert," I'm not supposed to admit inexperience but this was my very first album cover art project and I LOVED it. At times I felt in way over my head ("You mean this is going on iTunes...? ...and Amazon...?" cue the cold sweats) but I'm so proud of the outcome and I feel honored that I got to be part of such a festive endeavor.
Thank you, thank you Lizzie & John, for your faith in me.
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO BELOW
(You might spot someone you know cheering for Santa at 0:31)
Here's the scoop on the album art (for those of you who are curious about that sort of thing):
I came along with John and Lizzie to the music video shoot at the Sport Science studio. As the set photographer, I caught the whole day in stills. (Over 2,000 photos... it was like shooting a wedding!)
In between takes, I got to capture some posed shots, with the intention of turning one of them into the album art. After selecting a favorite image of the 2 of them (it's actually a mash up of 2 separate photos), I cut out the background, fine tuned the colors and added snowflakes and text. Lightroom for the initial photo editing. Photoshop for cutting out the background, selective editing and of course design layout.
For the font geeks out there, the song title is Abraham Lincoln and the artist names are Vast Shadow.
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