Project Description

Big bubbles, no troubles

Psychedelic rockers The Chinese Burn Society asked me to create the artwork for what was to be their debut single, ‘Bubblegum EP’.

I met up with the band to get an understanding of what they were looking for, and listened to the demos of the EP’s four tracks on repeat until I probably knew them better than the band.

Fully Bubblegummed-up, I scribbled down a few rough ideas for the sleeve.

Bubblegum_sketchbook

The band also needed logo that represented their unique and quirky character. To me, the name conjured up images of some kind of secret Victorian gentleman’s establishment, so a few of the concepts reflected that idea.

Chinese_logos

Working from my initial sketches, I mocked up four sleeve concepts that were stylistically very different, yet still encapsulated the (to my ears) infectious glam rock stomp of the lead track, ‘Bubblegum’.

Bubblegum_concept_1

Bubblegum_concept_4 Bubblegum_concept_3

Bubblegum_concept_2

With the chosen creative route in the bag, I created a complementary design for the body of the CD.

Bubblegum_final_sleeve

Finally, I wrote the press release for the launch of the single, and produced some posters for the band’s gigs.

Bubblegum_poster_press

If you’d like to treat your lugholes to a copy of the genuinely brilliant ‘Bubblegum EP’, visit The Chinese Burn Society’s Bandcamp page.