Bee Mask Hyperborrean Trenchtown
Packaging Design & Illustration
Weird Forest Records
Weird Forest Records, based in Sacramento, put out quality releases, mainly on vinyl, across a wide variety of genres, from 2002-2011.
LP jacket was designed for Cleveland-area noise artist Chris Madak, aka Bee Mask. The extensive brief was incredibly open to interpretation, although — notably — I was specifically asked to not use any literal bee imagery. Madak provided a wealth of information investigating Artemsian Bee Cults, Ephesus, and their relationship to Ursa Major for use in the design.