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 […]
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. […]
For New Order’s latest gig in San Francisco, La Boca came up with a one-of-a-kind design that captures the new-wave essence for which the band is revered. Quite literally, in fact, with the use of colorful rings reminiscent of sound waves to make a powerful graphic statement. The progress shot below shows how a simple […]
John Varvatos has just released the new Fall 2014 advertising campaign shot by Danny Clinch and featuring Ringo Starr. This latest campaign follows 20 seasons conceived by Yard and photographed by Clinch, all of which underscore the brand’s affinity for rock ‘n’ roll style-makers. This launch kicks off an initiative that combines the campaign, […]
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 […]
Danny Clinch is no stranger to Bonnaroo. Every year, thousands of people flock to the rolling hills of Tennessee to celebrate all things art, music, and film for a few fleeting days. And every year, Danny Clinch captures the spontaneous moments that take place over the course of the long weekend. Today, as the festival […]
Brian Eno and Karl Hyde aren’t strangers to the marriage between music and stunning visuals. For their newest album, they took that union one step further by teaming up with creative studio, Toby and Pete, as well as technology and interactive guru Lukasz Karluk, to bring ‘Someday World’ to life through an augmented reality app called Eno • […]
Sean Freeman and creative producer Eve Steben went above and beyond on their latest project: a gig poster for The National. They gathered a few friends and a whole lot of plaster to arrive at a finished product that combines elements of sculpture and typography. “For this special creative commission, with their music in mind, we […]
Danny Clinch photographed The Black Keys for their upcoming album, Turn Blue. Applying a range of rich earth tones, Danny kept perfectly aligned with the artists’ raw and gritty sound.
The ever-groovy Mogollon created this mix just for It’s Nice That. MOGOLLON – IT’S NICE THAT : FRIDAY MIXTAPE by Francisco Lopez on Mixcloud
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 […]
Mogollon is Spanish slang for “a lot”, but the work coming from Francisco Lopez and Monica Brand’s studio is never too much, effortlessly capturing the qualities of imagination and new-age whimsy in everything they produce. After only a short visit, it was clear that their success stems from staying true to themselves and following their […]
Adam Larson of Adam & Co. created this exquisite poster for Ellie Goulding’s April 19th performance at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. “To me, there is a sense of sophistication mixed with limitless optimism in Ellie’s music. I wanted this to feel like it was post celebration where someone took a lavish bouquet […]
Flume collaborator Chet Faker is readying the release of his debut album Built On Glass and called on Toby & Pete to direct the music video for his single titled, “Talk Is Cheap.” Featuring stop motion animation, Faker’s face, buried in the ground, emerges from ice as time and nature shift around him. A visual metaphor of the passing seasons. […]
Danny Clinch is one of the select photographers showing work at the prestigious American Cool exhibit in Washington, D.C.’S National Portrait Gallery through September 7th, 2014. Hung among cool’s top contenders is Danny’s portrait below of Tom Waits from 2004 taken in Santa Rosa, CA. Congratulations Danny!
Using CGI, Toby & Pete created and directed this trippy music video for Flume’s new single, The Greatest View. Experimenting with various 3D surfaces and textures, Toby & Pete constructed an alternate reality where the vocalist’s face emerges from the landscape. _ What was your process from start to finish? This clip was entirely 3D […]
In celebration of their 20th season creating style-making campaigns together, John Varvatos, Yard and Danny Clinch launched the Spring/Summer 2014 collection by featuring Kiss. “When I learned KISS would be featured in the next campaign, I could immediately see it in my mind. Shooting with the Manhattan Bridge in the background added to the classic […]
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.