Foo Fighters “UFO”

Foo Fighters “UFO”

Capitol Records, Hollywood, California, 1996


In keeping with the “Foo Fighters/UFO” theme of the project, we didn’t want the cover image to be visually obvious. The raygun (a “Daisy XZ-38 Disintegrator pistol”) was found in a book David Grohl suggested. A daisy toy gun collector in Minnesota was located through a want ad in a national toy collector magazine. The next part of the project was to photograph the raygun, but not just a typical shot. We decided to shoot a 4”x5” Polaroid of it and transfer it onto watercolor paper, shooting forty images to get the right one. The image used for the final cover was the very first one shot.

Collections: Sound Off: The Top 100 CDs, Music Videos and Print Collateral
Repository: Denver Art Museum
Discipline: Package design
Format: Package, Album cover


Design firm
Capitol Records
Art director/designer
Tim Gabor
Jennifer Youngblood