Friday, December 9, 2016

Mary Morris - Home for Christmas: Graphic Design for My Sister's Album

    Oh Boy! I'm so excited! Not only is it almost Christmas, but also my sister, Mary Morris, has a new Christmas Album out! You may remember Mary's talents from her hilarious Adele Hello parody music video, Snow last year. Since then, she has been busy! Her new album, Mary Morris - Home for Christmas is officially available for digital download & CD orders at! On the album, you'll hear Mary's jazzy renditions of Christmas classics.

One of the multiple versions of the CD's DiscArtwork.

The more minimal, final version of the CD's disc artwork.  
    As Mary was preparing to release her new Christmas CD with the incredible A&M Productions, I was asked to finish up it's graphic design. Now, straight up graphic design isn't something I do a lot of, but I was happy to participate & help in any way possible! During the album design process, I took the provided photography (by Lisa Price Photography!) into Photoshop & Illustrator to add all of the text & adjustments. I even trimmed a tree branch in PS to make a bit more room for the album's title. For the text & layout I relied heavily on the preliminary design work that A&M had put together. I kind of used their work as a "rough draft" that I could build upon while changing fonts & moving things around etc. Arlen at A&M's work was a big help! I also had assistance from the great Chad Morris (my sister's husband.) Such a wise fellow.

    Gosh, I'm so glad I got to help out with this fun project. I'm really proud of what Mary & A&M productions have put together! It's such great music! I hope that all of you will take a moment to check out Mary's website & get your awesome Christmas music today. Also, be sure to check out the promo video on the website! Until next post,  may God bless you & may you all have a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

A video posted by Philip A. Buck (@philipabuck) on

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