The motif of a cross with two or three horizontal beams has been present in the band’s artwork across number of the previous releases.
So when we were talking about physical objects becoming the basis of the new ‘Pedestrian Verse’ artwork, a new version of the motif was the starting point.
We had discussed the idea of the album cover being a simple book as Scott’s original ideas for the album had been written down in a little notebook with the words ‘Pedestrian Verse’ written on the cover.
The idea was almost as if we were presenting a collection of unexplained objects, as if we had come across them in an attic or behind a locked door…
What was the connection between them? What were they for? Whosewere they?
Those answers we wanted to leave open to interpretation.
Dave Thomas (Designer)