Letters To You
A very literal approach was taken when creating this album cover as the title Letters to You lead to making the album as much like a personal letter to someone as possible. The album cover itself was created to look like an envelope which could be opened much like a letter to get access to the contents inside. The lyrics were displayed on individual pages rather than inside a booklet to look like actual letters and the band pictures which are also commonly found in the booklet were made as individual Polaroid pictures like how they might be included in a letter.
The album cover has been designed to look like an envelope but also to work as a standard cover on the shelf as well. The cover when folded is the size of a regular CD cover but when opened is double in size making its proportions similar to that of an envelope. When opened the outside displays the album name (Letters To You) as if it was addressed to someone and the band name (Finch), which is made to look like someone has written their name indicating it was from them. The cover also has a stamp on it which features a graphic finch created for the project.
The inside of the opened envelope has the list of songs on the album, the Death To Cassette record label logo which was made specifically for the project to avoid using someone else’s logo and other information such as the release date and websites. At the top of the opened cover is a tab that can be opened much like on an actual envelope and that reveals an inside sleave where the album contents are stored, again just like an actual envelope.
The CD features the album name Letters To You and the band name Finch much like the album cover along with the finch stamp at the top.
The lyrics have all been hand written on individual sheets as it would be in a letter rather than the standard lyrics booklet you get with most cds.
The band pictures are made like little individual Polaroid pictures of each member with their name and instrument written below.
Important to note
The band pictures on the Polaroids were taken by photographer Halie Czapperly.