Jeff Mills is a living legend of techno. Part to the Detroit originators side of the genre, a real turntable wizard, and heralding minimal techno at its beginning, Mills is one of the few artists of Techno that is widely recognized beyond the "milieu". And deserves it!
But he is also one of the first and few originators who accepted (or decided?) to go for the iconisation of himself : since 1996 (and his Live in Liquid Room Mix CD), he started to use self-portraits on some of his albums, and has more and more accepted to be somewhat "The Face" of Techno.
A fact that really matter as most of the originators really tried very hard to remain in the shadows, hidden behind their instruments, their music or their fights : Mike Banks' Underground Resistance galaxy, to which Mills was originally connected, still epitomizes this. Techno was above all about machines and futures, perhaps robots, but certainly not Rock-like star system. Even Richie Hawtin waited long before accepting such an iconic status (and the bad haircut that goes with it). Before the cash-minded era of the Guetta clique, it was nearly sacrilege to self-expose. Beyond the conceptual "rigueur" of this, it also helped a lot the movement to focus on graphic design and typography, and participated to the revitalizing of the domain.
So a new sleeve for the legendary master is a good opportunity to look at his body of work, on a sleeve design point of view of course.