As a tribute to the late Peter Steele and his band Type O Negative, I did a redesign of the album Life is Killing me from 2003.
I wanted to explore how small changes in the design would give it the same recognition, but with a more modern feel to it.
I've always liked the concept behind the album covers from Type O Negative. They have always been consistent with placement of the typography and the use of the green colour. Just by giving them a quick glimpse you immediately recognise it's a Type O Negative album.
The idea behind the redesign
With all the work I do, I go by the principle of less is more. A cliché perhaps, but I strongly believe in its power to communicate the correct message.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Basically, I analyzed every album cover Type O Negative ever released. I added all the important elements from the classic Type O-feeling into my design and removed any unnecessary effects. The idea was to put both covers next to each other and immediately tell what's new and what's old.
Published by: Daniel Eek in Art and Design