Illustrator Tim Easley painstakingly sculpts album cover for Modified Man out of plasticine
London-based illustrator and designer Tim Easley is best known for his bright palette and bold lines, imaginatively fusing playful characters and hand-drawn lettering. Having also worked stints in Tokyo and Seattle, Tim is influenced by urban kitsch, nature, and neon signage. He creates work both personally and commercially in a variety of mediums, including hand-drawn skateboards, canvases, plasticine sculptures, painted basketballs, and digital pieces.
For his latest commission, he was approached by independent record label Albert’s Favourites to create some unique artwork for its latest release by Modified Man, a duo made up of Adam Scrimshire and Dave Koor. Sculpted entirely out of plasticine, it took around 80 hours to complete with a final size of 50 x 50cm. Tim then photographed the piece from many different angles, and from this, he created the cover and the design for the rear of the album sleeve.
"The idea behind the cover was how the modified men of the future may make artwork out of ancient circuit boards, not quite understanding what they were for because of their crude appearance. For this, I created a design with representations of computer chips and wires.