CD Covers

UKKOSMAINE: Pallosalama

Illustration: Elli Maanpää 2013

Ukkosmaine is a Finnish band that does disco-rock-pop. The theme of the Ukkosmaine’s album Pallosalama was change/transition. First I designed the circular shape – with Ukkosmaine’s symbol lighting on it – and then made the whole logo out of sequins. For the back cover the sequin logo is falling apart and evolving to something else. It was tricky to photograph the sequin logo in a way that the sequins would shine. Luckily my friend help me by flicking the lights and we got a perfect shot.

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CD Cover for Ukkosmaine: Pallosalama – Design by Elli Maanpää 2013

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CD Cover for Ukkosmaine: Pallosalama (back and front) – Design by Elli Maanpää 2013

KOODI: Laulu Puista, Kuolemasta ja Pohjantähden Pojasta

Design: Elli Maanpää 2011

Koodi is a Finnish artist that does melancholic ethereal pop-rock. Their album Laulu Puista, Kuolemasta ja Pohjantähden Pojasta contained songs about tree, death and the boy of North Star. For the design my inspiration was a wintry tree by the water – in the reflection the tree connects its crown to its roots. I tried to create the same dark but transparent feel to the cover as there is in the music.

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CD Cover for Koodi: Laulu Puista, Kuolemasta ja Pohjantähden Pojasta – Design by Elli Maanpää 2011

KOODI: Muistoksi

Design: Elli Maanpää 2011

Koodi‘s album Muistoksi (English: In Memoriam) contained sad love songs about lost love that lingers around. I created a cover that looks like a forgotten piece of cardboard. The image of empty park bench and a distant character in the right corner in combination of the name Muistoksi create a story of “what maybe once were” or “what could have been”. Colors of Autumn can be seen in the cover and be heard in the music.

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CD Cover for Koodi: Muistoksi – Design by Elli Maanpää 2011

UKKOSMAINE: Oletteko te tosissanne?

Design: Elli Maanpää 2010

Ukkosmaine‘s album Oletteko te tosissanne? (English: Are You For Real?) which is full of catchy hit pop-songs was the first album cover I designed for Ukkosmaine. The band was getting a bit fed up that even though they had made several well selling albums and had lot of fans, music critics still considered them as a joke band. Thats how we came up with a portrait picture of the two band members Klaus and Wilhelm in serious rock business look and pose.

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CD Cover for Ukkosmaine: Oletteko te tosissanne? – Design by Elli Maanpää 2010

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