Grunge, filth and even more grunge. The cover series to Howard Shore’s magnificent score to David Fincher’s cult thriller is characterized by its ghastly apparition. Though it never really got a proper release (what a shame!), there’ve been a few different soundtrack albums circling around. And I’ve remade all of their respective album artworks. First the commercial release by TVT Records in the US-American (#1) and European (#2) version. And then the rare bootleg, apparently scattered among movie buffs by Concorde in 1995 (#3). I’ve redesigned and altered them very slightly and added a texture to #2 to give it a little more depth.
My customs below are mostly just variations of existing DVD and Blu-ray sleeves, furnished with an extensive use of vintage textures and layers of scratches and dust. I love the dirty look of this whole series, it perfectly transports the mood and art style of the film. This time the texture gallery by deviantART user “laflaneuse” has provided a great source of material to work with.
The legendary title sequence from SE7EN still stands out as a landmark achievement in film design history and I’ve had a great time dissecting it and picking out certain typographical elements to form the album credits on cover #7.
The final piece in this gallery (#9) is based on an alternate poster by NY-based graphic designer Vincent Gabriele. It’s a welcome deviation from the rest of the crowd and features one of the many amazing shots of this awesome movie. Fincher’s got to be one of my favourite directors out there, the degree of perfectionism in his works still amazes and more importantly astonishes me again and again.