MUSIC PACKAGING AND TOUR BOOK DESIGN FOR JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE‘S MOST ICONIC ALBUM
Album artwork and oversized tour book for Justin Timberlake's second studio album Futuresex Lovesounds. Designed while working at Lloyd+Co. The album achieved four US Mainstream Top 40 number-one songs. Many music publications considered it among the best albums of the 2000s. The design does not attempt to be more than meets the eye.
Photography by Terry Richardson
POST SCRIPTUM: THIS WAS THE FIRST PROJECT I DID AFTER MOVING TO NEW YORK. IT WAS A TOTAL FLUKE. THE MID LEVEL AD SITTING NEXT TO ME HAD THE PROJECT AND WAS STRUGGLING A BIT TO GET THE DESIGN APPROVED. HE ASKED ME ON THE SLY WORK ON IT ONE AFTERNOON, SO I TOOK 2 HOURS AND HANDED IT OVER. THOSE SKETCHES GOT APPROVED BY THE BOSS AND THE REST IS HISTORY. ABOUT A WEEK LATER I WAS EN ROUTE TO WORK ON A MONDAY AND THE POSTER I HAD DESIGNED ON FRIDAY WAS LINING THE STREETS. IT FELT VERY SURREAL AND GLAMOROUS, AND A BIT LIKE I HAD JUST SEEN THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN. THE CYCLE OF CULTURE BECAME LESS MYSTERIOUS TO BE THAT DAY, FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE.