Cover design for German Death Metal band Anasarca's 2017 album "Survival Mode". All the album's songs are based on real-life accounts of how far humans will go to survive extreme, life-threatening situations.

For the front cover I decided to focus on the story of Aron Ralston whose ordeal was dramatised in the Danny Boyle film, 127 hours.
Ralston got his arm hopelessly trapped under a boulder in a remote canyon in Utah with no hope of being found. He ended up amputating his own arm with the blunt tools at his disposal and lived to tell the tale.
Mood board/design pitch
First version
Final design
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