Boadicia, odd that you haven't bothered to comment on any of the past 4 hand drawn Tool posters (MMM, Jermaine, Hampton, 2 Emeks), but felt the need to note the popularity of this one in such a negative way.
Drawn, designed, assembled: in the end what matters is the idea and the atmosphere it's execution creates.
The idea for this stemmed from a conversation I had with Rob. He had read in the National Enquirer about a guy who believed that if you flipped pyramids over you'd find alien landing platforms. Tool's new album has an abduction theme running through it so I went with it. I thought the twin moons made an interesting shape with the pyramid and it made me feel like this was happening on a planet other then earth (a part of me wanted to make them the twin suns of Tatooine).