In this bi-lingual Japanese and English interview, Jon Barthmus of Sun Airway and Takayuki Nakazawa, art director and designer for Japanese art collective NAM, offer their perspectives on designing an album cover together.
"I think we need to re-program society to put a bigger emphasis on the arts, so that it would be inexcusable to cut an arts programs funding in the public schools." -- Aaron Beam
"The curiosity of growth, the growth of perception, and accepting the fact that no matter what, we're still changing, and still growing. Whether we're saying that literally or figuratively is up to the listener."
"... As a person, I just really love to dig and dig and dig... I like it when there's a whole series of layers underneath."