For the design of the latest EP of Chichester’s Traams, Stewart Amstrong chose a grunge approach, mixing together his own illustrations with graphic elements inherited from Great Britain’s late ’70s early ’80s underground CB radio (counter-)culture.
On top of a generous amount of hand-drawn letterings, the typography deploys Luke Prowse’s NaN Holo for most textual contents. Amstrong, to double down on the photocopy æsthetics inherited from its collage, applies a roughening effect/texture on the text, blending it smoothly with the other graphical elements.
Art Direction: Stewart Armstrong & TRAAMS
Design & illustration: Stewart Armstrong
Additional illustration: Daniel David Freeman & Beth Longmore
Cover image: Emily by Scarlett Platel
Band photography: Steve Gullick