Tom Vek talks “abrasive” ‘Luck’ album art

A lot of thought went into the aesthetic of Tom Vek’s new album, ‘Luck’.

Tom Vek’s work has always been very design-minded, having studied it and with a lot of his friends being in the design community and this time around, he took even more care and precision towards making a suitable cover image for ‘Luck’.

“I saw an image I quite liked the look of – it was a cartoon face," Tom explains. "I’ve always had a love of the Keith Haring, high-brow cartoon thing, it’s always been an appealing aesthetic to me.

"I had been toying with the name 'Luck' because I thought it would look good on a t-shirt and if it was presented quite aggressively because it’s one letter off being a rude word, there’s something abrasive about the letters in it.

"This time I got an illustrator friend, Ferry, who does the Major Lazer artwork. He redrew this face from a photo of me so it was nice because it felt like a unique piece of art rather than something I’d stolen."

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