Monday, August 17, 2009

Album Artist statement + Design by Brandon Hill

Enjoy this statement from the designer of our album artwork for "your chance"...

Artist freedom was exceptionally encouraged by Luke and Becky on this project;
a rare thing among client-designer-relationships. Their desire was to employ me
to simply interpret their music visually. It would be difficult to not to involve my
personal interpretation so I thank them dearly for that freedom.
The Pinwheel: The pinwheel is us. We’re not invisible, we’re not undesireable,
we’re bright and strong. We’re not misfits in the unfortunate way, but beautiful
strange misfits. As an artist and a believer, I was struck by these words of Beckon
Q’s song, “Your Chance”. I couldn’t stray away from this concept of a strange but
colorful object–with all of its detail of life’s characteristics rendered through tiny
icons. The illustration was created digitally through photography and small shapes,
each painstakingly placed to create movement and emotive flow. This kind of
illustration is therapeutic and exciting at the same time.
The back image of the pinwheel takes the concept to God’s perspective. If we
are these unique but beautiful pinwheels, what does it look like in our weakest
moments, when we’re shattered and destroyed? My answer is in the image: God
sees us with all of the same beautiful detail, the love isn’t wained, and we remain
art ready to be hung in a gallery. We are not a mistake, there is a reason.
Brandon Hill

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lifest. Oshkosh, WI

Ever heard of it? A fine little town all on it's own I guess, but what made it extra special thus summer was a little fairgrounds called Sunnyview, the site of Lifest 2009.
Trip bio:
We rented a Zipcar (check em out to fit all of our gear in as we headed out of Chicago on Wednesday night. The five of us settled in for the 3 hour and change drive up north.
After a couple stops for food and coffee, we pulled into our hotel around 12:30 am. Did we all 5 sleep in one room? Umm heck yes we did! Poor Becky is all I can say with us crazy cats she had to deal with. Who did I cuddle with all night? None other than our little elec. rocker Scotty. It was right nice. :)
In the AM we got our coffee fix on and headed to the great fairgrounds. We got there around 8am and got all of our gear loaded in and jammed a quick sound check. Meanwhile, campers lined up for the showers. Quite a sight to see.
We had three sets that day and we felt good about rocking each one of them. It was a great venue and really cool to meet some if out Twitter followers at the show. (hi Kendra)
We debuted a new tee that weekend and I think it was a hit because that's all people bought! I guess we'll have to out our ok'd shirts on sale huh? :)

On another note, sorry to be MIA on the blog as of late! If you're feeling ignored, be sure to follow us on Twitter because that's where our continual action is going on. or @beckonq

Peace, love and all good things