7" Record Packaging
This was a fun project that I spent late nights in the garage printing. Focusing on guns and movie stars, we set out to create a 7 inch that was more personalized than being "hand numbered". In this case, each record cover was shot with real guns and real bullets to get the bullet-hole look. The record was themed around the epic 1995 Michael Mann crime drama Heat. I first drew three individual targets to act as the cover for the 7 inch. I then created a poster to go inside the record cover that features every main character and some sweet action renderings.
People loved the record and would always mention to us how bad of shot we were. But this is not where the story ends. Sometime after the release of the record, actor Kevin Gage (the actor who played the role of Waingro) contacted me and I had a chance to chat with him about the project. He was an extremely nice guy and was excited to hear of our affection for his work.
The coolest thing about all of this was that I sent him one of the targets with his face on it in exchange for a picture of him holding it (see last image).