In brief, I...

…design for print and web.

…direct Radio Khartoum, a small record label with decidedly continental tendencies, specializing in left-field pop and imaginary soundtracks. I am responsible for all visual design on everything RK does.

…also do album designs for BC Records, Shelflife Records and Grimsey Records, as well as other independent artists.

…generally sign my work for music packaging as Bügelfrei.

In addition to music design, I also design retail emails, food packaging, monthly event posters for Nerd Nite San Francisco and websites for an assortment of good things and good people. I've even designed a manhole cover.

Email me: abalexanderbaileycom
Follow me on twitter @Everson_K

Alexander Bailey

Berkeley, Calif.

The Girl Who Lost Interest in Everything
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Event poster, 2011

 
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Event poster, 2011

 
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Event poster, 2010

 
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Cavil
Mares’ Tails
album cover for Radio Khartoum, 2010

 
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The Hepburns
How the Fallen Are Mighty
album cover (rear cover detail) for Radio Khartoum, 2010

 
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Clarinet Thing
Cry, Want
CD packaging (disc label detail) for BC Records, 2009

 
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The Hepburns
Something Worth Stealing
album cover for Radio Khartoum, 2007

 
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Beth Custer and The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
Bernal Heights Suite
album cover for BC Records, 2006

 
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digipak detail & booklet spreads, Bernal Heights Suite
 
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logo for a company producing wireless systems for monitoring waste water
Utility Systems Science & Software
2005

 
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The Consultants
Work From Home
album cover for Shelflife Records, 2005

 
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The Cat Box Quartet
Running Uphill
album cover for Radio Khartoum, 2005

 
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Kawaii
If It Shines, We Have It
album cover for Shelflife Records, 2004

 
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Testbild!
The Double Life of Testbild!
album cover for Radio Khartoum, 2002

 
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Gypsophile vs. Shop
Deux musiciens en crise
album cover for Radio Khartoum, 2002

 
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Replicant
Kuuki No Soko
album cover for Radio Khartoum, 2002

 
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Cessna
Terminus
album cover for Radio Khartoum, 2003

 

Websites…

My own:
Radio Khartoum
Weapon of Mass Distraction



Some I've made for other people:
Andrew Bird (2005 + 2007 site archives)
Cavil
Campus Veterinary Clinic
Angelique Clark
Chicago Short Film Brigade
Beth Custer
Moontrails.org
Optilicious.com
Anne-Katrin Spiess




Sites I maintain for others:
Land Views



Testbild! / Anthony Rochester
The Return of Everson K
45rpm labels for Radio Khartoum, 2005
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'The Girl Who Lost Interest in Everything' poster (2004) was adapted from artwork done for a booklet which came with the album The Last Thing I Saw Before I Said Goodbye by Welsh band The Hepburns. In addition to lyrics, the booklet contained wry and often very tangential commentaries by songwriter Matt Jones for each album track. As designer for the album, I added my own layer of visual commentaries on top of the songwriter's commentaries, springboarding my own tangents from both the songs and the written commentaries. The idea for this song's visual came from a (surely fabricated) story in the liner note about a 14 year old swim champion who abruptly stops swimming at the height of her fame, though the song itself makes absolutely no mention of swimming, sports or the like.

While the bulk of the album artwork was done in a style of high contrast, monochromatic images overlaid by straight hairlines, this singular image uses a different technique: an oversized traditional halftone pattern which provides realistic shading and contours to the diver's legs, overprinted by a very artificial body of water rendered using a different pattern. Where the water and the legs overlap, we get a moiré, an optical distortion which reenforces the disappearance of the song's protagonist into indifference. This particular image represents a bridge to style I used for the band's subsequent single, in which I take figurative use of traditionally abstract design elements (moiré and op art effects) to technicolor levels. Because of this bridge, we chose to use this design—extracted from deep within the album's booklet—for a promotional postcard promoting both the album and single's release, as well as for this poster for the album alone.

 

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