Album cover for The Horrors, *V* (2017)
Album cover for The Horrors, *V* (2017)
William Pan

Album cover for The Horrors, V (2017).

The text area to the left is clearly meant to simulate a Japanese obi strip—which is strange, given that the artwork is off center to accommodate for it. The Japanese text says the band name in katakana twice (ザ.ホラーズ Za Horāzu) and the album name (ヴィ Vi). The small white text on the sides is a tracklist in katakana. The vertical text is jarring, because proper Japanese typographic custom would set the characters right side up instead of setting them horizontally then turning them 90 degrees sideways.