Black Sabbath - Age of Reason
This is my cover for Black Sabbath's Age of Reason, one of 700 unique covers created for 2014's Secret 7" – an annual event combining music and art for a good cause.
7 tracks by 7 artists are pressed 100 times each to 7" vinyl, for which creatives are invited to design the covers, which are exhibited and sold on Record Store Day, with all profits going to Warchild. Both the cover designer and the recording artist/song remains a secret until the record has been purchased.
2014's artists were Black Sabbath, Jake Bugg, Lorde, Massive Attack, Elbow, Roxy Music and T-Rex. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to create something for Sabbath and I was lucky enough to have my submission selected.
The artwork itself was created by accident when a sheet of paper got caught, crumpled and creased as it passed through a letterpress machine. I thought the resulting dark and moody, atmospheric image matched the music and lyrics perfectly.