Sun Runner Music

Cover Art

The Sun Runner is a 5 piece Pop/RnB Band from Winnipeg, Manitoba featuring Denae Marinelli, Addison Smith, Joel Rivard, Josh Bonneteau, and Marco Freynet. Inspired by the retro sounds of the 70s, such as Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan and the Bee Gees, they add a modern yet familiar approach to their music.
For three of their new songs they wanted minimal, cohesive cover art.
The challenge was to create three separate covers that individually conveyed the feeling of each song while having visual similarities to tie them all together. I decided to create each cover using only two colours based on the mood and subject matter of the song. The fonts were kept the same but laid out differently in all three covers as an element to tie them all together. Three different gradient types were also used to make each cover unique but also cohesive while visually communicating the bands smooth sound.
More specifically the Hypocrite layout and design was inspired by the definition of a hypocrite: "a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings". I conveyed this visually by using opposite mirroring sides and colours.
Kids In A Movie is a song about summer nights so I drew inspiration from the idea of a sunset for the gradient and warm colours.
Away in November's design was inspired by the cold winter and distance (leaving or going away) I used cool tones and a gradient that visualizes the idea of being pulled apart.

⟶ Cover Art