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CD design

CD design

For every CD design Centipede creates a new world inspired by the music. During the making process there is an extensive contact with the client for updates and to make sure the artwork fits the music. Centipede also places text and logo's to makes templates ready for printing.

CD design examples and descriptions follow at the bottom of this page. The following chapters can therefore also be clicked:

• Eilatix - Lorenzo Montana
• Kettel & Secede - When Can

• Aureole - Reincarnation
• Cgers - Ik zoek je hart
• Aureole - Imaginary truth
• Kitch and sink band - Event saga
• Severe Outburst - The shadow of suffering
• Markus Geunter - Doppelgaenger
• Mick Chillage - Tales from the igloo
• Kettel - Myam James 2
• Coax - Third Mobius
• Kitch and sink band - Freeway
• Kettel - Myam James
• Legiac - Mings Feaner
• Coax - Lydia
• Secede - Vega Libre
• Blamstrain - Disfold
• Yagya - Will I dream during the process
• Maps and Diagrams – Antennas and signals
• Fuckarma - Elaztiq Bourbon 5
• Secede - Tryshasla
• Kettel - Through friendly waters

 

CD design for lorenzo montana

cd design

eilatix, jewel case CD design

111 - front side jewel case box
112 - inside illustration jewel case box
113 - backside jewel case box

Music label: Psycho Navigation, PSY 066 / 2013

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latest work

CD design for kettel & secede

cd design

when can, digipak CD design

108 - front side and backside Digipak box
109 - inside illustration for the digipak box

110 - CD design

Electronic music label: Sending Orbs, SO13 / 2012

The illustrations for this CD design are painted in acrylic paint. We chose for a Dutch landscape painting inspired by the works of Ruysdael.

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latest work

CD design for aureole

cd design

Reincarnation, digipak CD design

100 - front side and backside Digipak box
101 - cover illustration for CD booklet
102 - CD design
103 - second illustration for the CD booklet
104 - forth illustration for the CD booklet
105 - design for the inlay
106 - inside illustration for the digipak box
107 - fifth illustration for the CD booklet

Japanese music label: Kilk Records, KLK-2022 / 2012

For this release Aureole wanted the artwork to be bright full and happy. The CD booklet also contains 4 pages with song text. For those pages elements from this CD design are reused as background images. The illustrations where drawn on the computer.

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latest work

CD design for cgers

cd design

ik zoek je hart 2012

99 - front side CD design

One illustration tells the story for this release. The characters in the design can be recognized because I used photograph reference. The characters are placed in a virtual city where advertising billboards in the background refer to previous releases.

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CD design for aureole

CD ontwerp

imaginary truth, jewel case CD design

94 - front side jewel case booklet, cover jewel case box
95 - CD design
96 - backside jewel case booklet
97 - inlay
98 - backside jewel case box

Japanese music label: Kilk Records, KLK-2001 / 2010

In this CD design we are flying around a house. Here a group of people have gathered for the evening. The house is standing on a mountain and in the background we see a city, a river and a forest. A mysterious star lids the scene.
First I made a simple 3D model to get a clear idea about the scene and the scale of the house and the environment. After that the illustrations have been created in 2D on the computer.

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CD design for kitch and sink band

CD ontwerp

eventyr saga, digipak CD design

89 - front side digipak box
90 - CD design
91 - inside digipak box
92 - inlay
93 - backside digipak box

Music label: Med-Rec, MR110/ 2010

The illustrations had to be spacious and bright full. This gave me the idea of a woman on the beach with the sea in the background. I digitally added classical elements of architecture.

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CD design for severe outburst

severe outburst

the shadow of suffering, jewel case CD design

87 - front side
88 - backside

Music label: casket Music, CSK 223 / 2010

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CD design for markus guenter

doppelgaenger, jewel case CD design

82 - front side and back side jewel case booklet
83 - CD design
84 - inlay
85 - backside jewel case box
86 - inside booklet

Electronic music label: Sending Orbs, SO 012 / 2009

For this series of drawings I also created an imaginary world. High flowers are standing in a desert and have their own water reservoir on top. Around this water nature thrives well, bushes and trees grow on top of the flower. Inside strange orbs birds make nests. At night when it's cooler they fly above the flowers.
I made some simple 3D models to get an idea of the scale of these enormous flowers.

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CD design for mick chillage

tales from the igloo, jewel case CD design

76 - front side
77 - CD design
78 - backside jewel case booklet
79 - inside jewel case booklet
80 - CD design for inlay
81 - backside jewel case box

Music label: Psycho Navigation, PSY 031 / 2009

Before I started sketching for this CD design the title was known, so the topic is based on the title. The image for the inlay depicts the inside of an igloo. It looks like a music studio. The CD that is placed on top of it resembles the top of the igloo.

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CD design for kettel

myam james 2, jewel case CD design

70 - front side jewel case box
71 - CD design
72 - backside jewel case booklet
73 - inside booklet
74 - inlay
75 - backside jewel case box

Electronic music label: Sending Orbs, SO 010 / 2009

It took quiet some time before it was clear to us how to finish these illustrations. At the beginning we had a driving bus instead of the elephant at the front for example. The front image was finished first and after that I worked on the remaining illustrations. Normally I finish all artwork around the same time.

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CD design for coax

third mobius, digipak CD design

65 - front side digipak box
66 - CD design
67 - inlay
68 - inside digipak box
69 - backside digipak box

Music label: Mad-Rec, MR 107 / 2009

For this design I also created an other world. The front side shows a crevice in the landscape. It seems it was not created in an natural way. For better protection the cities have been build in huge caves underground.
The robot on the backside has first been modeled in wax. A photograph of the model has been digitally enhanced and is placed in a virtual environment. For me it's easier to test different perspectives and the angle of light with a real model.

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CD design for kitch and sink band

freeway, digipak cD design

60 - front side
61 - CD design
62 - inside digipak box
63 - inlay
64 - backside digipak box

Music label: Mad-Rec, MR 106 / 2008

The singer and guitar player in the artwork are inspired by the members of the band. Therefore I received photographs. The guitarist is playing a Fender Stratocaster guitar.

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CD design for kettel

myam james, digipak CD design, also on vinyl

57 - CD design
58 - front side and back side digipak box
59 - inside digipak box

Electronic music label: Sending Orbs, SO 009 / 2008

The illustrations for this CD design have been pressed in only one color. I drew them in vector format so that they are very sharp and detailed. For text we added one extra color. The design is pressed on blank brownish recycled paper.

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CD design for legiac

mings feaner, jewel CD design

46 - front side jewel case booklet and box
47 - 1th image booklet
48 - 2nd image booklet
49 - 3rd image booklet
50 - 5th image booklet
51 - 4th image booklet
52 - 6th image booklet
53 - backside jewel case
54 - backside booklet
55 - inlay jewel case
56 - CD design

Electronic music label: Sending Orbs, SO 008 / 2007

Most of the artwork for Sending Orbs is inspires by orbs. In this design we wanted to focus on an object without a background. Nevertheless I created an imaginary world for this design. In that world organic orbs fly over the surface of their planet. One orb is caught and modified with artificial elements. In this design I dismantle such an orb.
All the objects are first modeled in wax and painted. In that way I can hold the imaginary objects in my hands and pick the angle most suitable for the design. Floating elements, reflections, different textures and materials are digitally added to the photographs.

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CD design for coax

lydia, digipak CD design

41 - front side digipak box
42 - CD design
43 - backside digipak box
44 - inside digipak box
45 - inlay CD design

Music label: Mad-Rec, MR 104 / 2007

Coax wanted a girl playing a piano on the front side. Around that image I created a world. The artwork has a warm brownish color that fits the atmosphere of the music. The illustrations are drawn wit pencil and digitally colored.

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CD design for secede

vega libre, jewel case CD design, also on vinyl

36 - front side jewel case booklet
37 - CD design
38 - inside jewel case booklet
39 - inlay
40 - backside jewel case box

Electronic music label: Sending Orbs, SO 007 / 2007

Big orbs float above a city and make people celebrate a most destructive party.
The illustrations are drawn with a black pencil on very thin rice paper and colored with water paint. After that the illustrations are digitally enhanced.

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CD design for blamstrain

disfold, jewel case CD design

30 - front side jewel case booklet and box
31 - CD design
32 - image on the inside of the jewel case booklet
33 - backside jewel case booklet
34 - inlay
35 - backside jewel case box

Electronic music label: Sending Orbs, SO 004 / 2006

We can here a train in Blamstrains music. This is the inspiration for the CD design. A musical journey lead us through a dreamlike city. Through the window we see enormous insects and birds. Luminous seeds fall to the ground and germinate into huge flowers.
The illustrations are sketched with pencil on paper and colored on the computer.

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CD design for yagya

will i dream during the process, jewel case CD design

25 - front side and backside jewel case booklet
26 - CD design
27 - inside booklet
28 - inlay
29 - backside jewel case

Electronic music label: Sending Orbs, SO 005 / 2006

For this design I created a grand and bright full water world. An old artifact from the bottom of the sea opens a portal to an other dimension.

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CD design for maps and diagrams

antennas and signals, jewel case CD design

18 - front and backside jewel case booklet
19 - CD design
20 - 1th image jewel case booklet
21 - 3rd image jewel case booklet
22 - 2nd image jewel case booklet
23 - inlay
24 - backside jewel case box

Moamoo-Art union, ARTMOA 003 / 2005

These are oil paintings on canvas. The paintings are 48cm high and 96cm wide. This is 16 times bigger then the original printing size. The works are inspired on the title Antennas and signals.

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CD design for funckarma

elaztiq bourbon 5, jewel case CD design

13 - front side and back side jewel case booklet
14 - CD design
15 - inside jewel case booklet
16 - inlay
17 - backside jewel case booklet

Electronic music label: Sending Orbs, SO 003 / 2005
Re-issue, music label:Timothy Really: TIMO-0016 / 2009

This CD design is quiet abstract. It came into being by experimenting with photographs of paint on plastic bags. In these arbitrary pictures I see new worlds.

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CD design for secede

tryshasla, jewel case CD design

6 - front side and backside booklet
7 - CD design
8 - 1th image jewel case booklet
9 - 2nd image jewel case booklet
10 - 3rd image jewel case booklet
11 - inlay jewel case
box
12 - backside jewel case box

Electronic music label: Sending Orbs, SO 002 / 2005

A steam train journeys through a beautiful forest. It's final destination is a castle high in the mountains. The energy the train is using comes from a red orb. The orb is filled with green rock that is mined inside the castle.
The illustrations are painted with water colore on very thin rice paper. The original images are 24cm high.

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CD design for kettel

through friendly waters, jewel case CD design

1 - front side and back side jewel case booklet
2 - CD design
3 - inlay
4 - inside jewel case booklet
5 - backside jewel case box

Electronic music label: Sending Orbs, SO 001 / 2005
Re-issue, music label:Timothy Really: TIMO-

This is the first CD design I made for Sending Orbs. We inspired the artwork on the name of the new music label. For the backside I made a scientific illustration of a flower. All it's parts are named after the music titles. In the booklet we find an old document about the same flower. This inspired me to draw a movie strip about the flower for the front page. The CD and inlay are quiet abstract. But all pictures depict an orb in relationship with nature.

Most illustrations are painted with acrylic paint on thick cardboard.

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