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Rhododendron

RHODODENDRON


VINYL AND CD PACKAGING + 35MM PHOTOGRAPHY for valley maker

 
 
 

 

 VALLEY MAKER

AKA “MY FRIEND AUSTIN”

Austin Crane is the artist behind Valley Maker, a folk music project based out of Seattle. His latest release, Rhododendron, speaks to “how the places and moments we occupy become reflections of ourselves” and explores time, transitions, and a lot else (see below) — it’s dark but hopeful.

 

THEMES / POINTS OF VISUAL AND MUSICAL INSPIRATION

THIS IS ONLY A FEW OF THEM (!)

Ocean waves, mountain shade, a world in bloom, falling leaves, beautiful birds, windfall, light on the interstate, birth, violence, darkness, earth, vision, distance, time, goodness, change, love, America.

 

 
 
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A ‘LIL WINK

and a lot of lyrics

Alexa — co-designer, illustrator, dear friend — created drawings intended to layer intrigue and levity with moody imagery, simple typography, and a medium blue.

 
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35MM PORTRAITS, TOO

KODAK PORTRA 400

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Illustration by Alexa Koenings.
Album artwork and design done in collaboration with Alexa Koenings.
Album cover photo by Joseph Kolean.

Freelance, summer 2018.