The lyrics and music seemed to me to be both minimalist and slightly eerie or disturbing. I have enjoyed doing some collage / altered image work in the last few months and had come across the image of a young girl (actually a mugshot) and found her posture and expression very compelling. With the crow as well I hope there's a feeling of 'Strange Creatures'.
Both images were layered/collaged on to a gouache and ink background and some linework added digitally - this was to suggest both telephone wires and a guitar's strings and frets.
Final Jake Bugg design:
So once again I have been successful and the single cover was printed and exhibited at Mother London, and then sold on Record Store Day. Unfortunately I was abroad by this time but my daughter went along and took some photos:
This year there was a photobooth of the buyers, so for the first time I have been able to see the person who bought my design and here he is - clearly a man of excellent judgement! The buyers have no idea of which single they have bought or which illustrator has done the cover design until they pay for it.
Finally, I was asked for a larger print of the design and here it is, all ready to go: