Destinity, 'XI Reasons to See' -- Album Art of the Week
French thrashy death metal band Destinity return with their fifth release, 'XI Reasons to See,' on Lifeforce Records. Graphic designer Mirfin, who is actually Destinity guitarist Zephiros' roommate, did the design for this release, and he had plenty so say regarding his work.
With regards to the cover's representation of the album's theme: "In the center of the artwork is this big reptilian blue eye," Mirfin told Nosiecreep. "Which represents the vision in itself. Below are standing three skeletons, representing the real nature of what is to be seen in the human race ... One has a normal face but is enslaved by a metallic mask, a way of showing how our true self can be shut down by everything that's around us. Another one has an animal face, expressing the primal aspects of our nature, and another one bears short horns, kind of a discreet yet ironic way to represent the little demonic part we all have inside of us."
Mirfin utilizes paint and ink as he has an interest in "liquid environments and matters" as something dynamic that can be used to express a wide variety of meanings and moods. "The background in itself is more of an abstract support, because for me, the notions to be presented had to be timeless and to expand to each one of us," Mirfin explained further. "I think that going for a textured, tortured and blending background is what works the best for that. Showing figurative places only tightens the meaning and sets limitations."
Given equal importance are the pictures of Destinity's band members inside the CD booklet, as they represent the lyrics to one of the songs on the album.
Gab, from the band Benighted, at a party had suggested using a fly's eye to represent the idea of a vision. When that didn't seem to work, Mirfin used a