WORK 'Control' Artwork

Multiple layers of imagery blend together to form this future-dystopian scene for WORK's single 'Control'

Digital Collage — 2018

Using WORK band member Xtian's concept and sketch, I created this 'Prisoner of Screens' scene using images sourced from across the internet. It utilizes the same future-dystopian style as the album artwork I created for WORK's debut LP.

Detail from WORK 'Control' artwork
Detail from WORK 'Control' artwork
Detail from WORK 'Control' artwork
Detail from WORK 'Control' artwork

This project began when Xtian sent me his sketch of a figure chained to a desk, surrounded by screens and monitoring devices. This twisted concept represents the screen-addicted side of ourselves drawn towards the pale glow of our beloved devices like moths to a lightbulb. With this anti-social screen time occupying more and more of our lives with each passing year, it seems only fitting to portray this phenomena in such a grim light. It was my job to translate this idea into a convincing, nightmarish reality.

I spent a good chunk of time scouring the internet for source imagery that matched Xtian's concept. My foundation became a stock-image of a white-collar man sitting behind a desk, monitoring security screens in front of him. When sourcing images from the internet, I make it my mission to modify and distort anything I use until it's hardly recognizable from the original. It was time to turn this nice, clean office into a cluttered, dirty hell hole; this trimmed and proper business man into a frail prisoner of the screens before him.

Source imagery modified for WORK 'Control' artwork
WORK 'Control' artwork