cover and album design for the debut record 'deriva' - (driftage in portuguese) - from stella, a brazilian band. the album concept is based upon the feeling of drifting away, expressed by the members on various aspects, such as the far-fetched and poetic lyrics or the drowning melodies and riffs presented.

by the padlock approach, I have sought the abstraction of real-life constraints - small devices that keep us away from any other universes, a tangible and simple example of being adrift from things so close. the hair clip illustration embodies a lockpick alternative to - the way in/out.

the picture on the cover is an iconic shot taken by fábio escobar.

the album is available at spotify.

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