“Terror of the Northeast”
Black Sheep Squadron is a raw aggressive punk band from Syracuse, New York. Not only are they one of my favorite bands, but they are fronted by one of my closest friends. I compiled 2 different releases for this project—their Foreign Object LP and a live recording, both of which came out in 2005. The imagery was sourced directly from the band, as they have a vast collection of old wrestling pictures and illustrations. I lettered the band name, album title, and song names to fit the illustration I was using for the cover. The illustrated cover was drawn by their guitar player Mike Tommyrot, though fully colored by me in Photoshop since the original was in black and white.
Conceptually, I pulled from late 70’s to early 80’s wrestling, horror movie, and comicbook aesthetics. Each of those things, especially at that time, had a lot in common with punk and they all influenced each other a great deal.
Visual Design | Lettering | Typography | Art Direction