Secret 7"s – Virginia Plain

Secret 7"s – Virginia Plain

Sleeve artwork for Roxy Music's 'Virginia Plain'. My main inspiration was to try to reflect the seemingly random and surreal imagery in the lyrics. The song is packed with references and an underlying theme which i've visualised with the iconography:

– The band wanting a signed and sealed deal
– To climb the steps to stardom
– A jetset lifestyle of sun, sea, sand
– Then onto something new

The photomontage elements are a nod to the original meaning behind the song title, a painting which Bryan Ferry did while at art school. I wanted to make it an interesting piece to look at. To compel someone to pick it up, to try and decipher the graphics and make it worth parting with money for.

Graphic Design