MY NAME IS RYAN LYNCH AND THIS IS ︎
A COLLECTION OF
INVOLVING ART DIRECTION, ILLUSTRATION, & GRAPHIC DESIGN
A CLOSE LOOK AT SOME OF MY FAVORITE PROJECTS
ART DIRECTOR - ILLUSTRATOR
MILES IN BLUEALBUM PACKAGING
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades asked me to design the artwork for a huge double album that they composed after a couple of long years on the road.
The dreamy, old time compositions immediately made me think of Jules Verne and the elegant but fanciful lettering and illustrations that went along with that Victorian era. After researching old book covers and advertisements, I kept seeing recurring images of the Moon in deep blue colors which felt like the perfect central device to use. Especially on an album about those lonely traveling nights with songs like “Eclipse” “For Heaven’s Sake” and “Stardust”
A single ship in the moonlight was the perfect imagery to exemplify the lonely traveling songs from these wandering troubadours. Each center label depicts the Moon in a different phase with s deep midnight hues and stardust texture bringing the whole package together.
MOOD BOARD & SKETCHES