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Foo Fighters Album ReDesign


Design Challenge

Create a comprehensive design for an album by an artist of your choice including the design for: Front Cover, Back Cover, Spine, Inside Spread, Album Label, Optional to do Album Sleeve. Research the chosen artist's other discography and listen to full album for inspiration


For my redesign of Foo Fighter's "The Colour and The Shape" 2007 remastered version, I wanted to enhance the vibrancy of the color and maintain the 90s grunge style while also creating something new. In my research, this album was seen as a therapy session and called "the album of two divorces" due to Grohl's divorce, and a falling out with his drummer during production. The album starts off with a messy feel but concludes in a sense of acceptance and I wanted to depict this.

Tools Used

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Skills Explored

Visual Design


Product Design


3 Weeks



I was encouraged to keep the designs abstract and focus on the feeling of the album. I experimented with visuals of broken glass, odd abstract shapes, and emphasis distorted typography. In my sketches I wanted to be extra loose which was a challenge.


Front/Back Cover

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Inside Spread & Cover

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When listening to the album I noticed some songs were more the typical angry-sounding hard rock, and others were soft sad ballads. These emotions combined made me think of the color purple, a dark midnight blue-purple, and then the neon green to both compliment and contrast it. I experimented with having a window to the vinyl label and to better emphasize the meaning of the album I wrote out every lyric for each song and then put the last line by itself because it felt like a good resolution: "Sell me river boy run away...that's why" but then decided to move that to an added vinyl sleeve so I give better tribute to the 2007 remaster of the original 1997 album .

Final Version

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Final Version
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