The Deep

 
 

Doctrin came to me with moody tracks and a love of 80's horror key art. We set out to convey the deep emotion and explosive power of her genre-fluid alternative music.

It was exciting to retouch this image and it take from the mundane to the liminal space her lyrics created. Not wanting to resort to some typeface I found online, I tested different pens, paint brushes, and markers to get the lettering just right. Laying out the formal CD tray and four page booklet was a great spatial challenge.

The best aspect of this project was collaborating with Dolly herself. I love working with artists who know themselves and have a clear vision of what they want to give the world. Dolly's intensity and passion made this a joyful process. Her feedback pushed me to deliver the best product that I was capable.

I dreamed of this kind of project since eight year old Amanda stared at No Doubt's “Tragic Kingdom” and thought, “someone had to make that. Why can't it be me?”

PHOTOGRAPHY  |  Mansoor Anwar

 
 
 
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“Let the tide come.
Let the river run.
Babe, I'll swim just fine.
I guess you didn't know
I'm a water sign.”

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“You can keep a good girl down.
Baby, I'm bad.
I'll give it to you wild.”

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“But loving you is like loving a sin
I've been told.
That loving you is sick,
Loving you is cold.”

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“We're cruising, but we're looking for a fight.
Wasted, but we're doing fine.
Into the wild.
Under the moonlight.”

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“Keep your secrets underneath
The sins you hide between your sheets.
The truth that you think no one sees.
Wouldn't you just rather be free?”

 

 
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