A re-design of the album cover for Electro Shock Blues by Eels.
This album is written by front man Mark Oliver Everett, commonly known as E, in response to his sister's suicide. The title refers to the electroconvulsive therapy that she received while institutionalized. "Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor", the first song on the record, is composed of one of her final diary entries.
The original artwork for the album consists of drawings and poems by E's and Elizabeth's family. My goal was to voice the story of Elizabeth in a more open way, while still keeping the heavy feel of what this album is about.
I gathered (handwritten) stories of people who have experienced suicide and/or suicidal thoughts themselves or in their direct environment, printed these on the cover, and then covered the writings with heat sensitive ink.
You can't read the story without touching it.