“The Road” by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis

Sometimes in an artist’s life you have to admit that there just is no way to top someone else’s design anymore. If something hits the spot in a perfect manner, you don’t have to radically change it, just for the sake of it. You better try to adapt to it. Which is commonly known as “homage” or “tribute”. And that’s what I did here. I wanna start with the wonderfully sad and hopeless, original cover artwork (#1) of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ score for The Road. I love how this soundtrack looks nothing like the film’s dull and boring poster campaign. Which…

“The Girls of Phnom Penh” by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis

The score to this TV documentary was released to the public on Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ sort-of-retrospective White Lunar. I knew I was gonna split the contents of that compilation into separete albums, so I went looking for source material. But how do you make a record cover for a film, that has absolutely no promotion material what so of? No DVD cover, no poster, not even a wallpaper or online banner. Nada! I ended up taking screencaps of the official trailer on YouTube and started playing around with different ideas. Because of the low resolution video, I decided to…

“The English Surgeon” by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis

The English Surgeon is a british documentary film by Geoffrey Smith, scored by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. I got hold of this soundtrack as part of the Cave/Ellis soundtrack sampler White Lunar, which contains highlights from The Proposition, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Road, The English Surgeon and The Girls of Phnom Penh. Of course I had to split up the sampler into it’s own soundtracks and I needed an album artwork for every single on of them. The problem here was, that there was almost no source material available, since this is a…