Steve Cowan's "pour guitare"
Steve Cowan is an exceptionally talented and award winning guitarist with all the chops you could want. I was super pleased to be asked to do the album art for his first album of classical guitar music "pour guitare" which is an amazing and stunning collection of contemporary Canadian classical guitar pieces, many of which had never been recorded before this. The album design was a bit of a challenge in a couple ways, for one it was my first 8 panel cd package with a lot of liner notes to format and it involved a lot of portraiture work which isn't really in my regular wheelhouse. Steve was very hands on in the process and it was refreshing to have so much feedback throughout and not be questioning whether or not the client likes what I'm doing. I've known Steve for years now and we collaborated before when I made a music video for his prog-metal band Surgeon a few years back, I'm not nearly good enough a guitarist to be in a Steve Cowan band but it's super nice to be able to collaborate like this on occasion.