Polyatomic – Icebergs and Singles
Date: October, 2020
The second album project with Polyatomic, the work for for Icebergs is a radical departure from the cooled icon based imagery for Polyatomic’s previous album Terminal. The emphasis on natural materials and a steady colour palette and placement for the illustrations and backgrounds emphasize the growth of Polyatomic’s Iain Bennett not only as a musician and composer but as a person. The red in a mostly cool palette is to draw the eye and show a beating warmth breaking through. The natural backgrounds include photos of wood, stone, tobacco, and leather. The Better To Love single artwork is an illustration meant to mimic layered paper. The photographic recreation of the cover in clay and water is meant to further accentuate natural growth and presentation. The cover of the Trashfire single uses subtle, rough textures to give the appearance of an old cassette single cover.