To begin the project I picked one song,"Mind Over Matter" by Young the Giant and dissected its meaning and feeling. I created a poured acrylic painting on canvas that captured the "breakdown" of the mental obstacles that gave the band writers block on the album. I used this texture for the majority of the album and also added yellow accent blocks. Yellow was added for the sense of optimism hinted to in the lyrics. I kept the same typeface choices used in their past albums to give it some unity with previous designs. This album is meant to be sold as an alternate album with alternate acoustic "in the open" versions of their songs. Included is a ticket to a private show.