Secret 7"

I was thrilled to be selected for this years Secret 7" design competition for my cover for Black Sabbaths "Age Of Reason".

The original concept was determined by my desire to learn more about Adobe Illustrator and was influenced by Pen tool drawing experiments and messing with the trace command (and tracing images from The British Museums extensive collection on Flickr). Ideas behind the concept were COSHH warning signs, Medieval woodcuts and discarded stock from libraries.