I’m proud to present one quarter of my senior thesis in illustration at Uarts! For my project I chose four of my favorite albums and reimagined them as films, then designed packaging for the fictional film. This one is based on The Monitor by Titus Andronicus, one of my all time favorite bands. For the plot summary on the back of the case, I made up a narrative based on the lyrical themes and musical tone of the album, which in turn inspired the illustration:
It’s 1861, one year into the American Civil War and Richard is a soldier in the union army. Wounded in a skirmish, he is separated from his troupe, and left to face the wilderness of Arkansas alone. Battling starvation and despair, Richard finds that there is no force greater than the will to survive. But he must beware, for the enemy is everywhere.
A big thank you to Titus Andronicus for making such phenomenal music that inspires me to this day.
[Streaming] probably is the future, but, eh,“ she said. "There are kids I know who are, like, nine who don’t even know what a fucking CD is! I’ve got my CDs out on display in my house just to prove a point. Maybe CDs will have a massive comeback like vinyl did.”