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April 26, 2020

Badge: If I Could Love I'd Love This

Art direction and graphic design
for debut album release
by Swedish hardcore blues band Badge
The album's lyrical themes include violence, oppression, paranoia, but also rebellion, emancipation and a dark sense of humor. The visual aesthetic needed to reflect the flavor of the music. Taking inspiration from horror and crime films about serial killers, the concept of the album art became a collection of sinister memories, as if objects found in a dusty box in the attic of a grimy, abandoned house. A mix of digital and physical photos and textures were used to create postcards, stamps, newspaper clippings, faded photographs, and film strips for the album design and booklet. The cover photo is from an old family album.
All visual material was made by Zakarian from concept to completion.
Released in 2013.
PRODUCTS:
Digipak album with 12 page booklet for print
Digital album 12 page e-booklet
Logo redesign and promotional stickers
Content for social media profiles
T-shirt print
Concert backdrop
Debut concert photography

Roles: ART DIRECTION • GRAPHIC DESIGN • PHOTOGRAPHY • PROOFREADING