Creating the cover for my new album, ‘The Ancient Beauty’ has been such an inspiring experience. There was such creative flow as I explained to the designer what I envisioned for the cover.
As I sat with my designer brainstorming ideas for the cover, I knew I wanted a paper cut design as there is a beauty and sophistication in this art form. We looked at a photo of the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh and noticed the intricate ironwork on the gate at the entrance of His Shrine. We both immediately knew we had to incorporate that design in the papercut. The first draft produced by my designer was fairly simple and while it was lovely it seemed that something was missing. Then we realized that the gate has a distinctive stylized “B” in the middle. So we did a new design with the “B” and it was perfect!
Below are some photos of the creative process so you can see how detailed the design is. Also just to give you a heads up, the pre-order price of $12 per CD will last until June 19th after which time the regular price of $15 per CD will apply. Here is a link to order CDs.
There is a special discount price for pre-orders ($12 during the pre-order only) and further discounts of orders of 5 CDs ($10 each) or 10 CDs or more ($9 each) so that friends can give them as gifts to others.
To learn more about ‘The Ancient Beauty’, you can read more about the album here. All songs on the album can now be downloaded.
If you have not yet pre-ordered the album, you can do so here.
Adding the ‘B’ to the design of the gate
Such intricate designs
Cover of ‘The Ancient Beauty’
Below is the gate to the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh that inspired the cover design. Photo by Antzmanz on DeviantArt