Graphic art and design

Delco Pacers

Album Art, Digital, Packaging Design, Print

The Delco Pacers take the “Delco” half of their name from Delaware County, their homebase in Philadelphia, PA. For two of their albums, Stereo Streets and Bazaar Days, the album art reflects their ties to home.

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  Bazaar Days  takes its title from “ The Bazaar ,” a local institution well-known to any kid who grew up in Delaware County. The Bazaar was torn down in 1993, but research turned up an old family photo from its glory days in the 1970’s.  The photo was too small and discolored to use on its own, but I made photocopies of photocopies, layering them like a screenprint, blending in color until the result became pop art— abstract and vivid, just like a memory.

Bazaar Days takes its title from “The Bazaar,” a local institution well-known to any kid who grew up in Delaware County. The Bazaar was torn down in 1993, but research turned up an old family photo from its glory days in the 1970’s.

The photo was too small and discolored to use on its own, but I made photocopies of photocopies, layering them like a screenprint, blending in color until the result became pop art— abstract and vivid, just like a memory.

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

For an extra dose of nostalgia, the Pacers did a limited run of 100 cassette tapes as collector items. Stream it on a phone that fits in your pocket, or go old school with a Walkman.

Purchase — Delco Pacers, Bazaar Days

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Stereo Streets

Stereo Streets

The art for Stereo Streets grew out of an antique street map I found of Philly. I made a rough sketch of the map, then took scans and copies, the map growing more abstract with each iteration.

Finally, a happy accident gave me the look I wanted: the perspective tilted, the horizon askew in a bright seam of light. Like the city at night.

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