Corey James is a Graphic Designer and Art Director currently working in Perth alongside agencies and as a freelancer. With a passion for all areas of visual communication, Corey is particularly drawn towards brand identity, publication and typography/lettering. Corey has organized and run exhibitions, collaborated with others on various projects (national and international), has had work published and occasionally lectures at Curtin University
I was approached by Perth singer / songwriter Robert Hinton to design the artwork for his debut album Winter Sun. Rob's lyrics often revolve around nature and its correlation with life. His themes include the ocean and the weather in seasons and the impressions they leave with our relationships, memories and how we remember or interpret feelings.
The design reflects these themes with a lack of coherence as one might feel being caught in crashing waves.The cover photo of Robert in the ocean has been flipped to create an uneasy feeling while the colours of a sunset reflect off his body. And of course I had him lie on the shoreline to be pummelled by waves…
All typography was hand drawn (besides credits) to embody the nature of the album as well as Robert's organic approach to performing and writing.