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Album artwork of the week: Swearin's 'Surfing Strange'

album artwork of the week

We love the playful illustrations showcased in this album artwork

The music business may be mainly about downloads these days, but a decent album cover design remains vital to the success of a new release, and a recent revival in vinyl has guaranteed a future for the discipline. Every week we'll be picking our favourite new album artwork, and today we take a look at 'Surfing Strange (opens in new tab)' from Philadeliphia's Swearin' (opens in new tab).

Keeping with their monochrome colour scheme that was first seen with their self-titled debut album, 'Surfing Strange' is a brilliant execution in playful illustration. The child-like scrawls perfectly complement the chosen typography, whilst the placement allows for the band's name to remain at the forefront of the design focus.

The album comes as a clear vinyl - proving that the design elements continue through to the inside aspects. Each element in this creation effortlessly showcases the band's grungey aesthetic, whilst also providing music lovers with something nice to look at!

Buy the album over on Wichita Records (opens in new tab).

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of six full-time members of staff: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.