Illustrator Steven Wilson strikes a perfect balance between the handcrafted and digital with his newest design for Paolo Nutini’s Oakland, California gig poster. The piece was created to accompany Nutini’s current tour of his album, Caustic Love, so he used a marbling technique coupled with his logo typography to give the effect of caustic erosion, as […]
For WIRED Magazine‘s biggest interview to date, featuring Edward Snowden, illustrator Steve Wilson channeled his inner hacker to create a splash page with a hidden message. The issue focusses on the the recent NSA scandal made public by Snowden, so Steve designed a page that holds multiple secret messages within its vectored lines- which was then […]
Steve Wilson , much like the reggae musicians behind Soja, is an artist consisting of multiple facets. For their newest release, entitled “Amid the Noise and Haste”, Steve created a sculptural album cover that incorporates five layers of laser cut plywood, reconstructed in Photoshop, to reveal a design that embodies the folk-inspired sound of the band. […]
The New Pornographers approached illustrators Steve Wilson and Thomas Burden to create the cover art for their first album in nearly four years. The two collaborated to produce an impressive 3D visual that resembles neon signage broadcasting the much anticipated arrival of “Brill Bruisers.” The design’s textures and colors begged to be animated, so to compliment […]
Next time you look at a piece of album art, consider the following: designers often go through hundreds of variations on even the most simple of designs in order to achieve the perfect harmony of graphic color, typography, and composition. Perhaps then, it goes without saying that the basics taught in design school for years […]
A sweet collaboration between our typography and photography divisions, Another Planet hired Steve Wilson to create the lettering for this Macklemore & Ryan Lewis gig poster using Trujillo Paumier‘s photograph. Steve took a personalized, hand-written approach to mesh with Brian and Joaquin’s home-made still life.
Steve Wilson created this mesmerizing gig poster for the Pretty Lights performance in San Francisco last week at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. To harmonize with the band’s name, Steve designed typography that appears illuminated. ___
From a brand new body of work, here is a selection of mouthwatering type by Steve Wilson that experiments with palette and form. “My main goal with this series was to try and bring more dimension into my work which is something I have been concentrating on generally this year. I’ve used type and in particular […]
Steve Wilson designed this one-color screen print on gold commissioned by Another Planet Entertainment for Mark Knopfler’s October performances at the Fox Theater in Oakland. “The design was based around Knopfler’s signature guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, combined with elements from the amazing venue– Fox Theater in Oakland where he was performing. The Fox Theater was […]
Yet another brilliant gig poster by Steve Wilson, this time for electronic music producer and DJ, ZEDD. Steve has designed four unique pieces of type to make up ZEDD, each one pops off the surface of this 2D print.
The team at DDB New York called on Steve Wilson to illustrate this poster for the New York City Ballet’s New Beginnings performance which took place on September 12th. Created as both a tribute to the future of New York City and a testament to the resilience of it’s inhabitants, Steve’s artwork speaks to those […]
Commissioned by Another Planet Entertainment, this joyous gig poster for the band Fun. kicks off a series of collaborations between Steve Wilson and a 3D artist. “The idea behind the piece was to create something that represented the name of the band in some way. With that in mind we tried to capture the feeling of […]
Steve Wilson was asked to contribute a piece to Print Club London’s collaboration with Film4 for Summer Screen at Somerset House. Steve writes, ”alongside 15 other artists I was asked to produce a design based on one of the films on show at the festival. I was given ‘The Untouchables’. The design will be screen printed […]
Steve Wilson teamed up with art director, Hiromi Fujita to create six illustrations for Wired Japan‘s music issue. Each piece tailor-made, Steve pulled inspiration from the websites that he designed spots for, and explains, “The Band Camp site uses a parallelogram in it’s logo, so I incorporated that element in my design. The Rap Genius illustration uses […]
Another Planet Entertainment hired Steve Wilson to illustrate this gig poster for The Lumineers show at The Greek Theatre last week. A beautiful application of Steve’s new landscape style, this poster conceptualizes the band’s hand-clapping, foot-stomping, folk-rock sound.
“Steve’s work is loaded with bright and vivid imagination and many styles. His representation of me and my world is perfect. Stylistically he has gone back to take me forward.” – Robert Plant on Steve Wilson from ’This is our Time’ by Cat Garcia; a publication documenting 50+ artists in their home and work environments.
Steve Wilson collaborated with Atlantic Records to create this promotional piece for Bruno Mars’ new album tour. Below, Steve tells us a bit about the concept, his inspiration, and what lives inside Bruno’s hair… “The name of the tour is ‘Moonshine Jungle’ so that dictated the content to some extent. The inspiration for the design […]
Steve Wilson has been brewing up a new personal series of landscapes and below is a sampling of what’s to come. A completely new direction for Steve, these trippy scapes are inspired by folk music and David Hockney.