| Love is for the Birds

When up-and-coming-singer-songwriter Taylor Olson approached me about designing her album art, I was very interested. Album art! But when I heard her voice, intrigue begat excitement—this girl can sing. We wanted to create something that was evocative of her folksy sound and hint at the lovebird theme without going all Portlandia.

I initially wanted to do a hand drawn version, and had a splendid time stealing my kids’ colored pencils. Ultimately we decided it might be a little too folksy, and went with the bolder vector art. Which do you prefer?

P.S. Check out Taylor’s album on iTunes. Ivy (who has exceptional taste in music, as evidenced by her recent Michael Jackson kick) loves Bird Songit has been on heavy rotation around these parts.

  • Jana

    August 15, 2012 12:52 pm

    Very well done. I prefer the vector art. It may be the colors that draw me to that one the most, though.

  • Jeff

    August 16, 2012 2:17 pm

    I can’t decide either. BUT I WANT SWEATER THAT LOOKS LIKE THAT!

  • Spencer

    August 17, 2012 5:36 pm

    May lovebirds peck your eyes out and fly them into a volcano. This is so good.

  • Aunt Carm

    August 17, 2012 6:05 pm

    Linzer, Uncle lance and I like the Bold one (vector art??? I will have to look that up!)We ooooh and aaahhhhh everytime we see one of your projects. Not only that but you have the darned cutest Oliver and Ivy imaginable (all credit to you and none for Brian :):):):):))We love you!!Aumt Carm

  • Spencer

    August 18, 2012 2:44 pm

    And by the way, I think you made the correct choice as far as what style is the most appropriate. But that hand-drawn version is Out. Standing.

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