I decided to officially open this blog with a very special project.
Lucybell is very popular pop-rock band in South America. According to them, this album marks a new stage in their career... and they wanted something graphically strong for the birth of this FENIX.. which is the name of the record as well as the first single.
When the band asked me to develop a concept for this record I immediatelly knew it had to be something special. I also knew that once the record was out, it would be everywhere, so the image must be an eye catcher. And what better style to accomplish that than onyric surrealism? I mean, who hasn't been seduced by the art of Dalí, Magritte and Eschen? (to name a few). The band's previous album covers presented very simple and minimal designs so this was a very bold move by them; in fact, some fans didn't get it. Fortunatelly, the vast majority of their fans were nicely pleased by it and embraced its new aproach. The birth of a new era for the band.
The concept itself depicts an autumn scene with dry leaves flying freely around. In the middle of it, there is a ruined gate levitating over a beautiful lake. Through the gate, we can see the band's symbol emerging and spreading fire winds. For me, all of this symbolizes a new stage, a new season in life... evolution and development. The natural progression from old to new.
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|BAND MONTAGE FOR CD|
|ORIGINAL CONCEPT SKETCH|
|EARLY CONCEPT SKETCH|
|EARLY UNUSED CONCEPT|
|LUCYBELL & CLAUDIO BERGAMIN|