Packaging design for The Libertines’ self titled second album, which topped the UK album charts.
We had previously worked with Peter Doherty and Carl Barât, helping them design their first LP and singles as well as designing the Don’t Look Back Into The Sun single sleeve.
The front cover is an intimate portrait of a re-unified Peter Doherty and Carl Barât by photographer Roger Sargent. We designed the rest of the packaging for CD, vinyl and a limited edition gatefold vinyl LP.
Due to the difficult relationships within the band at the time we were given few images to work with and so kept the artwork very stark and simple. We were given photos of the band at 5.30pm in the afternoon and asked to deliver the final CD and LP artwork to American licensees by 11pm that same evening!
We also designed web promos, posters, billboards, point of sales items and merchandise for the album’s promotional campaign.