To say Michael Rathbun has been prominent in the past year would be an understatement, releasing on all kinds of labels big and small. It’s primarily a good thing, considering he’s one of the strongest personalities to come out of the whole footwork-cum-bass-music wading pool. His signing to Tectonic has perhaps been the most high-profile of all, and out of the deal comes the debut Distal album, Civilization, which surprisingly sees him abandon most of his uptempo hijinks for something a little more careful and methodic.

Role: art direction & design

Client: tectonic recordings