The Kind Of Things That I Can't Give

Private client. Sleeve design, packaging design and art direction.

 

Completed 2015.

 

This compilation's imagery is a symmetrized photograph taken by EYE/I's own Ben Rose using one of his unique techniques...

 

Outside of the obvious symmetrizing, the imagery is created entirely in-camera and is not edited or computer-generated in any way...

 

And in fact depicts some very ordinary objects - some of which can be identified upon close inspection...

 

The almost alien qualities of the imagery are fascinating and unnerving, mirroring many of the darker songs on the compilation...

 

Thus fitting the client's directive of creating something dark, but not in any kind of cliched way...

 

Named after a line from the featured New Order song "Way Of Life"...

 

The rather baffling imagery perhaps mirrors the feeling of being faced with things one can't give...

 

A sort of not knowing what to say.