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Dusting off the ol’ resume and looking for some new design opportunities. Finally got around to saving some decent pics of my work last year for @PearlJam. These were promo pieces for Pearl Jam 20, to be sent to studio heads/execs when the band and Cameron Crowe were figuring out how the film was going to be distributed. These are slightly shoddy screenshots, but the printed piece was going to be a gatefold 7″ record sleeve with metallic silver printing and lots of glorious spot color. My source material was a library of original photographic contact sheets from band photographers Lance Mercer and Charles Peterson. To say this project was heavenly is a grave understatement.
These unfortunately never saw the light of day; from what I gather, there was a bit of back and forth between the band and Cameron Crowe about distribution that ended up shelving the film for a while, and their final decision (a much smaller distribution) unfortunately also shelved this particular piece. Regardless, if you went back and told 17 year old me that working for Pearl Jam would pay my rent for a few months, I would’ve exploded and left a scorch mark on the sidewalk in the shape of Jeff Ament’s little stick figure guy. The film ended up being shown in theaters for about a week before moving onto PBS and then DVD (and, last I checked, is being shown on Netflix Instant still). If you look closely at the end of the film, you’ll see a nice little credit for Greg Franklin for “additional graphics”; you’re looking at said “additional graphics” here. It’s a really beautifully made film for fans of Pearl Jam and music documentaries in general, and it’s an incredible honor to have gotten to be a part of it. Here’s hoping I get to work on Pearl Jam Forty some day.