First Night Design | #CoverMakeOver Week 8 — This Desert Life

First Night Design

#photorehabcovermakeover Week 8 This Desert Life © Sarah Vernon #photorehabcovermakeover Week 8 This Desert Life © Sarah Vernon

When Julie Powell gave us the challenge of re-imagining the cover for Counting Crows’ album, This Desert Life, I didn’t know what I was going to do. I adore the original by Dave McKean but didn’t want to repeat any aspect of it. Well, I have — as you can see, there’s a fish! I’ve used my surreal Beating the Blues design and changed it to violet so no hint of a desert as there is with McKean’s background. And why violet? I made it a dark lime green to start with and thought better of it because so many of my makeovers have been green-based.

The band’s name is in Shopaholics Regular which looks rather different and pleasing from my having stretched the characters. The title of the album is in PT Sans Narrow Regular.

this-desert-life_counting-crowsThis Desert Life is the third studio album from Counting…

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4 thoughts on “First Night Design | #CoverMakeOver Week 8 — This Desert Life

  1. Awww! You’re so sweet! no problem. I ‘like’ or ‘re-blog’ things because I like them and think someone else might like them too.
    If you can like my stuff, that’s fine. If not, no problem. You are a very talented person :0)

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