I worked with Najma and World Village to design and illustrate this sleeve. There was limited images of the two artists (none taken together) and there was no money for a shoot, so I produced the cover and developed the sleeve from there.
“Thank you so so much for your wonderful artistic, colourful, and sophisticated CD cover and booklet design”
“In the front of the MOJO album section, they always show a stack CDs that they are reviewing? Well, our album is damn near the top of the heap and our names and title of the album jumps out at you – much more than any other album in the stack.
Thank you, Ben!!”
Rishte means relationships in Urdu and the album was a successful hybrid of Najma’s Indian vocals over Gary’s blues guitar, something I tried to reflect with the visuals. The dark blue textures in the background represented Gary’s guitar work, with the vibrant colour blends representing Najma’s lush vocals.