Rejected : Hardcore Energy 5

I did the cover for the forthcoming Hardcore Energy 5 tonight.  An enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours pretending that I’m a graphic designer by drinking  organic tea and filling my thoughts with negative space and golden ratios.  Then I open Photoshop and twiddle with the colours on the previous sleeve from the series.

I’ll be reviewing a promo copy in these hallowed pages when the time comes, but in the meantime here’s an exclusive look at what the cover won’t look like:

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This one was nice, but it’s a bit more Ibiza than Hardcore Rave.  Although it’s not Ibiza at all, because that’s snow, not sand – but I digress…