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Garbage: Only Happy When it Rains

Album Cover

This is a project in which I created an alternative album cover for the song Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage. This is a band well known for their edgy aesthetic and classic 90's grunge sound, so the cover needed to embody just that. After listening to the song and doing a bit of lyric analysis, I knew I wanted to create an image that would not only speak to the lyrics of the song, but to the sound of it as well. In the end, I came up with this dark valentine inspired art that features a textural umbrella and a serif typeface reminiscent of this era of music.

Below you will find my process notes, digital sketches, and final cover.