Abu Records is the recording project of Árni Möller, a sound engineer based in Iceland. His resemblance to a grizzly bear was the inspiration for the identity, and this features on the label’s debut release, which I also designed (see below).
The bold, illustrative approach taken with the logo was also applied to the album packaging for ‘Secretos Quiero Descubrir’, a collection of Spanish music for voice, violin and guitar.
The cover image alludes to the narrative of one of the tracks on the album, a Sephardic folk song in which a mother sings to her baby that father will soon be home from working in the fields; she does not open the door to him however, having realised his infidelity.
The recording is packaged as a CD digipack with slipcase, and includes a 36-page booklet with programme notes and parallel text translations of the song lyrics.