For Javier Limón’s third compilation album, Hombres de Fuego, he gathered together a group of the most talented flamenco artists from across Spain and Latin America.
The first two albums, Mujeres de Agua and Promesas de Tierra, spoke about perspectives from women, and young Palestinian and Israeli musicians, respectively. Hombres de Fuego focuses on flamenco from the male perspective.
For our part, we created vinyl, cd, and digital artwork that takes the name literally.
Using a variety of paints and inks in combination with a Rorschach printing technique, a 12-layer bonfire reflects the contribution from each of the album’s 12 songs. Thick oil paint becomes fingerprints and watercolor laps at the typography like flames.
The singles artwork isolates each of these Rorschach prints to create ‘characters’ for each song.