Come On Down is David Gogo’s 13th album. Cordova Bay Records and Gogo were not sure what they wanted the artwork to look like. Together we decided to go with a vintage design. I went to the best record shop in Victoria, Ditch Records, and looked through the blues and jazz sections for inspiration. I really liked the clean and direct approach Blue Note used for their releases and we decided to imitate that look.
David came across the photo used on the cover online. We got permission from the photographer Mike Wakefield to use his image – the perfect shot for the style we were going for. I researched the typography of the time period to make sure even the fonts used in the design was authentic.