The Crystal Fighters' debut album, Star of Love, is based on the unfinished opera of original band member, Laure Stockley's grandfather. After his death, Laure visited his home in the Basque Country of Spain and discovered his writings with lyrics exploring the "unfathomable mystery of the universe, the turbulent journey towards being at peace with death, the triumph of love, and the omnipotence of the sun."
Ultimately, Star of Love shines the spotlight on the mysteries of the universe through electro-dance and I attempted to capture that in my design. Using an energetic range of celestial coloured acrylics I recreated the ever-expanding universe (not quite star for star) using a pouring technique. I captured the albums overriding element of love on the reverse of the case with the track-list in the constellation formations of Cassiopeia and Cepheus, the only two constellations that are married and in love.

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