The Artwork of Mike Bennewitz AKA Son of Witz AKA butcherBaker

Secret Chiefs 3: Book of Horizons

 

Cover for Secret Chiefs 3 Book of Horizons by Mike Bennewitz aka butcherBaker

Front Cover

Album Artwork for Secret Chiefs 3 Book of Horizons

I absolutely love this album and am very proud to have worked on it.

When Trey Spruance of Secret Chiefs 3 called me up to illustrate his album, Book of Horizons, I was, perhaps needless to say, extremely excited, having been a huge fan of Mr. Bungle. But when he told me what his plan was, it flipped my wig for about a solid decade.  Over hours of curry he laid out the scheme.

Trey Spruance is the mastermind of these designs. I illustrated them to his specifications. All esoteric questions or complaints should be directed to him. ~the management

Cover for Secret Chiefs 3 Book of Horizons by Mike Bennewitz aka butcherBaker

Back Cover

Interior of Secret Chiefs 3 Book of Horizons by Mike Bennewitz aka butcherBaker

Open Jewel Case with Disc

Interior of Secret Chiefs 3 Book of Horizons by Mike Bennewitz aka butcherBaker

Open Jewel Case

Disc for Secret Chiefs 3 Book of Horizons by Mike Bennewitz aka butcherBaker

Disc

 

[There’s a whole lot more to post]

This was to be the first part of an elaborate trilogy. We designed all of the parts so that they would be consistent with future entries in the trilogy. The back cover and interior had all these specific aspects.  I went to work on the next entry, Book of Souls, almost as soon as this was published, but that became a never ending project that I eventually bowed out of. Trey made Book of Souls packaging art with his own drawings and just a few random elements I had created. barely any.  The plan changed. I should have known. Boy, we went through a lot of variations on Book of Souls. I should post an article on that some day, if I didn’t throw the artwork away.


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