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De La Hoya

De La Hoya was a melodic hardcore band based out of NYC from 1998–2002. I started working with them in 2008—after touring with their later bands, Marathon and Nakatomi Plaza—for a discography that was to be released by Red Leader Records. The project ultimately lost steam, but over a decade later we revisited the design and created three digital releases and a limited edition silkscreened print.
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De La Hoya
de la hoya cover hero image of bird, ripped at the bottom

the gatefold lp

Back in 2008 we completed the entire gatefold design for the double LP release. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond any of our control, the physical record was never produced. Hand-illustrated and inked, with mixed-media elements and digitally painted, the following images are mockups of what would have been.
de la hoya the sound of our own decay double LP cover mockup
de la hoya the sound of our own decay double LP gatefold mockup
original sketches of cover and gatefold design
Original sketches and partial ink of the cover and gatefold design.

fast forward

Over one decade and one pandemic later, we finally brought the discography to life—this time with the benefit of streaming audio like Bandcamp, Apple Music, and Spotify. There were three separate releases: the discography along with a surprise EP of new tracks and a b-sides/rarities collection. All profits were donated to Hollaback!—a program to stop anti-Asian/American harassment—and the TWEET Foundation, which helps the vulnerable transgender community in India.
de la hoya cover design of waiting for the echoes
de la hoya cover design of How to Get to Heaven from Chattanooga Tennessee


I've always loved a 'limited edition' version of [insert anything collectible here], especially when I get to create it. I took the original cover art and refreshed it with some new birds, a fresh inking, and a new composition for the 12x18 print—silkscreened on French Speckletone Cream by Atmosphere/Sire Press out of Philadelphia.
de la hoya print in a frame hanging on a wall
de la hoy silkscreen close up
de la hoy silkscreen close up
de la hoy silkscreen close up
de la hoy silkscreen close up

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Ed Adams is a hands-on Creative Director, designer, illustrator, and motion graphics artist hailing from the highlands of New Jersey. All work and content is Copyright © 2024 Ed Adams and their respective brands.