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Toto “XX : 1977-1997”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Toto "XX" 1977-1997 - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott with Brian Peterson, Logo Design by Magdy Rizk

Toto “XX” 1977-1997 – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott with Brian Peterson, Logo Design by Magdy Rizk

In 1997, the successful “Tambu” campaign and tour were followed in 1997 by a collection of the Toto’s archival “XX”. This collection of unreleased, rare and live tracks from the band’s career necessitated the journey through a vault of photographs, recordings and collectibles, in search of the perfect career snapshot to satisfy both fans and collectors alike.

To create the dream-collage shown in the album art, many “new” historical artifacts were devised, as micro-cassettes, 8-tracks and tchotchkeys appeared for the first time ever, by use of Photoshop, and by the good graces and creative license this project had to offer.

So don’t go looking on eBay for a Kingdom Of Desire London Tour Bus anywhere… you probably won’t find it.

This work was produced in collaboration with Doug Brown of WorldWest Communications, with Brian Peterson (Roam Creative) and logo illustrator Magdy Rizk.

Toto "XX" 1977-1997 - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott with Brian Peterson, Logo Design by Magdy Rizk


Toto "XX" 1977-1997 - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott with Brian Peterson, Logo Design by Magdy Rizk Toto “XX” 1977-1997 – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott with Brian Peterson, Logo Design by Magdy Rizk

(1997 | Sony Music International | Columbia COL 489965)

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Steve Lukather “Broken Machine”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Steve Lukather "LUKE - Broken Machine (Sampler)" CD packaging - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

Steve Lukather “LUKE – Broken Machine (Sampler)” CD packaging – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

1997 proved to be a strong year for Toto‘s Steve Lukather, when Sony Music International, in association with representation Fitzgerald-Hartley, devised a solo identity for the singer-guitarist, in the form of “Luke.”

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(1997 | Sony Music International SAMPCM 4355)

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Steve Lukather “Hate Everything About U”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Steve Lukather "LUKE - Hate Everything About U" CD packaging - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

Steve Lukather “LUKE – Hate Everything About U” CD packaging – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

1997 proved to be a strong year for Toto‘s Steve Lukather, when Sony Music International, in association with representation Fitzgerald-Hartley, devised a solo identity for the singer-guitarist, in the form of “Luke.”

Steve Lukather_Luke Hate Everything About U_Reverse
(1997 | Sony Music International | Columbia 664616)

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Steve Lukather “LUKE”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Steve Lukather "LUKE" - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

Steve Lukather “LUKE” – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

1997 proved to be a strong year for Toto‘s Steve Lukather, when Sony Music International, in association with representation Fitzgerald-Hartley, devised a solo identity for the singer-guitarist, in the form of “Luke.”
Luke – the album – is a youthful-sounding album, full of energy and raw power. To hone the album concept, creative director Doug Brown (WorldWest) commissioned over 100 cover treatments and designs from Eric Scott, in an effort to bombard the decision-makers with choices of all varieties.

Steve Lukather_Luke Rennes_poster“…We completely plastered the conference room wall in designs, right before Steve (Lukather) and (manager) Mark (Hartley) arrived for the presentation. A 20-foot wall with hundreds of great album designs, all representing Luke with a different photographic and type treatments. There were over a hundred, and I was exhausted, since I’d been generating these for just about two weeks solid, doing about 7-10 new ones each day. And each time I showed a round to Doug, he’d smile and nod, and tell me to go and give him another ten.

What was really odd though, was how I snuck in at the last minute,  stuck one last design up there in the middle of the hundred, something I had just done upstairs in the studio, quite literally minutes before they arrived, and this happened to be the one with the word “LUKE” embedded very small, inside of Steve’s iris… And somehow, everyone, ironically, went straight to that one. Go figure, except that it was my favorite too.”
(Source: Eric Scott, “Obsessions (Day 040)

Steve Lukather "LUKE" front CD Booklet Panel - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)


Steve Lukather "LUKE" back CD Booklet Panel - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night) Steve Lukather “LUKE” front & back CD Booklet Panel – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

(1997 | Sony Music International | Columbia COL 487360)

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Toto “The Other End of Time”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Toto "The Other End Of Time" - CD-s release - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

Toto “The Other End Of Time” – CD-s release – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

In 1995, Sony Music International, in association withToto‘s representation Fitzgerald-Hartley, issued a powerful comeback campaign directive for the band; the first result was “Tambu“… Inspired by the band’s fascination in invented word-hybrid… “Something which could mean something brand new unto itself,” a cross between “taboo” and tamboe, an instrument favored by percussionist Simon Phillips.

Tambu – the album – was a conceit born of a love for pulp-fiction covers and tawdry bedside reading. The album concept, devised by Eric Scott and Doug Brown (WorldWest Communications), involved a period juke joint setting, in which the band were to be filmed and photographed while performing, for both their album photography and music video “I Will Remember”… The design of the sleeve itself was a laborious affair, involving the creation of a custom typeface “5 4 0” (a distressed variation on Caslon) and many coffee-stained and soiled pages of a lyric booklet; representing the innards of the same pulp novel…

Toto "The Other End Of Time" - CD-s release - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night), Creative Direction by Doug Brown

Toto “The Other End Of Time” – CD-s release – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

(© 1995 | Sony Music International | Columbia COL 489965)

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Toto “The Turning Point”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Toto "The Turning Point" - CD-s release - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

Toto “The Turning Point” – CD-s release – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

In 1995, Sony Music International, in association with Toto‘s representation  Fitzgerald-Hartley, issued a powerful comeback campaign directive for the band; the first result was “Tambu“… Inspired by the band’s fascination in invented word-hybrid… “Something which could mean something brand new unto itself,” a cross between “taboo” and thetamboe, an instrument played by percussionist Simon Phillips.

Tambu – the album – was a conceit born of a love for pulp-fiction covers and tawdry bedside reading. The album concept, devised by Eric Scott and Doug Brown (WorldWest Communications), involved a period juke joint setting, in which the band were to be filmed and photographed while performing, for both their album photography and music video “I Will Remember”… The design of the sleeve itself was a laborious affair, involving the creation of a custom typeface “5 4 0” (a distressed variation on Caslon) and many coffee-stained and soiled pages of a lyric booklet; representing the innards of the same pulp novel…

Toto "The Turning Point" - CD-s release - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night), Creative Direction by Doug Brown

Toto “The Turning Point” – CD-s release – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night),

(© 1995 | Sony Music International | Columbia COL 662722)

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Toto “Just Can't Get To You”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Toto "Just Can't Get To You" - CD-s release - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

Toto “Just Can’t Get To You” – CD-s release – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

In 1995, Sony Music International, in association with Toto‘s representation  Fitzgerald-Hartley, issued a powerful comeback campaign directive for the band; the first result was “Tambu“… Inspired by the band’s fascination in invented word-hybrid… “Something which could mean something brand new unto itself,” a cross between “taboo” and thetamboe, an instrument played by percussionist Simon Phillips.

Tambu – the album – was a conceit born of a love for pulp-fiction covers and tawdry bedside reading. The album concept, devised by Eric Scott and Doug Brown (WorldWest Communications), involved a period juke joint setting, in which the band were to be filmed and photographed while performing, for both their album photography and music video “I Will Remember”… The design of the sleeve itself was a laborious affair, involving the creation of a custom typeface “5 4 0” (a distressed variation on Caslon) and many coffee-stained and soiled pages of a lyric booklet; representing the innards of the same pulp novel…

Toto "Just Can't Get To You" - CD-s release - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night), Creative Direction by Doug Brown

Toto “Just Can’t Get To You” – CD-s release – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

(© 1995 | Sony Music International | Columbia)

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Toto “If You Belong To Me”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Toto "If You Belong To Me" - CD-s release - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

Toto “If You Belong To Me” – CD-s release – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

In 1995, Sony Music International, in association with Toto‘s representation  Fitzgerald-Hartley, issued a powerful comeback campaign directive for the band; the first result was “Tambu“… Inspired by the band’s fascination in invented word-hybrid… “Something which could mean something brand new unto itself,” a cross between “taboo” and  tamboe, a percussion instrument favored by bandmember Simon Phillips.

Tambu – the album – was a conceit born of a love for pulp-fiction covers and tawdry bedside reading. The album concept, devised by Eric Scott and Doug Brown (WorldWest Communications), involved a period juke joint setting, in which the band were to be filmed and photographed while performing, for both their album photography and music video “I Will Remember”… The design of the sleeve itself was a laborious affair, involving the creation of a custom typeface “5 4 0” (a distressed variation on Caslon) and many coffee-stained and soiled pages of a lyric booklet; representing the innards of the same pulp novel…

Toto "If You Belong To Me" - CD-s release - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night), Creative Direction by Doug Brown

Toto “If You Belong To Me” – CD-s release – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night), Creative Direction by Doug Brown

(© 1995 | Sony Music International | Columbia)

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Toto “I Will Remember”

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design
Toto "I Will Remember" - CD-s release - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

Toto “I Will Remember” – CD-s release – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

In 1995, Sony Music International, in association with Toto‘s representation  Fitzgerald-Hartley, issued a powerful comeback campaign directive for the band; the first result was “Tambu“… Inspired by the band’s fascination in invented word-hybrid… “Something which could mean something brand new unto itself,” a cross between “taboo” and tamboe, a percussion instrument favored by bandmember Simon Phillips.

Tambu – the album – was a conceit born of a love for pulp-fiction covers and tawdry bedside reading. The album concept, devised by Eric Scott and Doug Brown (WorldWest Communications), involved a period juke joint setting, in which the band were to be filmed and photographed while performing, for both their album photography and music video “I Will Remember”… The design of the sleeve itself was a laborious affair, involving the creation of a custom typeface “5 4 0” (a distressed variation on Caslon) and many coffee-stained and soiled pages of a lyric booklet; representing the innards of the same pulp novel…

Toto "I Will Remember" - CD-s release - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night), Creative Direction by Doug Brown

Toto “I Will Remember” – CD-s release – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

(© 1995 | Sony Music International | Columbia COL 662382)

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Toto “TAMBU” Album & Tour

Art Direction / Print & CD Packaging Design

Toto Tambu Pkg

In 1995, Sony Music International, in association with Toto‘s representation  Fitzgerald-Hartley, issued a powerful comeback campaign directive for the band; the first result was “Tambu”… Inspired by the band’s fascination in invented word-hybrid… “Something which could mean something brand new unto itself,” a cross between “taboo” and the tamboe, an instrument played by percussionist Simon Phillips.

Tambu – the album – was a conceit born of a love for pulp-fiction covers and tawdry bedside reading. The album concept, devised by Eric Scott and Doug Brown (WorldWest Communications), involved a period juke joint setting, in which the band were to be filmed and photographed while performing, for both their album photography and music video “I Will Remember”… The design of the sleeve itself was a laborious affair, involving the creation of a custom typeface “5 4 0” (a distressed variation on Caslon) and many coffee-stained and soiled pages of a lyric booklet; representing the innards of the same pulp novel…

Toto "Tambu" - CD release collage views - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night), Illustrations by Daniel Brereton, Creative Direction by Doug Brown

Toto “Tambu” CD release – Design, Art Direction & Typeface Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night),
Illustrations by Daniel Brereton, Creative Direction by Doug Brown

(© 1995 | Sony Music International | Columbia COL 481202)

Toto "Tambu" Tour 1995-96 Tourbook - Art Direction & Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night), Tour Logo by Magdy Rizk

Toto “Tambu” Tour 1995-96 Tourbook – Art Direction & Design by Eric Scott (Day For Night),
Tour Logo by Wayne Clark (Miller Clark Design)

Toto "Tambu" LP Back Cover view - Paintings by Daniel Brereton

Toto “Tambu” LP Back Cover view – Paintings by Daniel Brereton

Toto "Tambu" Paperback book - Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night), Painting by Daniel Brereton

Toto “Tambu” Paperback book – Design & Art Direction by Eric Scott (Day For Night), Painting by Daniel Brereton

Toto "Tambu" World Tour Logo by Wayne Clark

Toto “Tambu” World Tour Logo by Wayne Clark (Miller Clark Design)

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