Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys
Album Art + More
Album art and visual language for Lucy Kruger’s latest album, ‘Heaving’ - including a number of singles, Spotify canvas, the final album cover and record sleeve design.
The creative intention for this project was to evoke a sense of uneasiness; to unnerve the viewer and listener by using exaggerated colours to complement the album’s visceral and vivid storytelling.
The inner record sleeve portrays the lyrics as they are vocalised in the songs, showing sound and rhythm.
A mixed medium animation was created for the single, ‘Stereograph’.
This visual was inspired by stereoscopes, a device that takes two pictures of an object at slightly different angles so when seen together the images can show depth.
Two videos were shot, and then interwoven to create a single complex image. Along with DTAN Studio, Julia printed 148 frames from each video with an inkjet printer. Then in analog, they cut vertical slices from one set of frames and lay them over the second set - cutting and pasting by hand to allow for movement, shadow, and imperfection. The final layered frames were then scanned in and reassembled.
The other various videos and singles were shot in Berlin and Cape Town. To tie all the work and different content together, photographs and animations were risoprinted which emphasised texture and moody imperfection.
Watch the lyrics video created with Cult Wife, Howl and Burning Building.
Photography by Francis Broek
Printed by DTAN Studio