Excellent posters by Kevin Tong for LA’s BATHS. Beautiful screenprint with a tasty color scheme. Check out Kevin’s site for more limited edition goodness.
Drunk Girls video
You’ve got my attention with the song title. Now what. A great video would suffice. Well, thanks to forward-looking James Murphy, aka LCD Soundsystem, and director Spike Jonze, we have an entertaining video for LCD’s new single, Drunk Girls. Murphy’s dance-punk musical stylings are complemented by an anything-goes, “panda’s gone wild,” experience that will have…
The Ghostly Bento packaging
Just came across The Ghostly Store and their special edition packaging for their 100th release: Manzoku: The Ghostly Bento. Only fifty boxes were handmade, so it’s a good bet that a lot of time, thought and craftsmanship was put into this limited edition release. It’s great to see the labels/merchants get passionate about their packaging.…
Concert visuals are another powerful method to extend a band’s brand and character. Whether it’s a mega-million dollar visual effects extravaganza or just a miniature version of Stonehenge, outstanding stage effects and presentations can stay in a fan’s memory for quite some time. Check out Naked Compagnie, a Paris-based motion design group that pull off…
Excellent video from trip hop duo Phantogram. The look and feel of this piece relates well to the dark, moody and ethereal soundscapes that Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel have created. Love the lo-fi nature of the visual effects.
Album art and packaging for Orthodox’s Sentencia album from Walrus & Eggman (any idea whom they were influenced by here?) Love the aged/vintage feel. When designers dig deep and understand the essence of a band and its music, the packaging becomes an extension of that music. The look and feel developed here transfers seamlessly from…
Poster art and rock-n-roll can make for a kick-ass relationship. Just ask Frank Kozik, Alan Forbes or Gary Houston. Add to that distinguished list, Stuffed Crust, who has just created a beautiful piece for Crate Kings’ newest collection of remixed beats. Nice attention to detail. The black on white is minimalist, but strong. “Featuring 37…
Wired.com recently posted an article that examined the greatest album covers of all time. Diecuts, real zippers, gatefolds, mini books and flesh-colored bananas are all here, but these elements don’t mean anything unless they are backed up by a solid concept that is well executed. Enter Andy Warhol, The Beatles and Storm Thorgerson. The 1960’s…
I can’t think of a better way to kick things off then with the ever forward-looking music collaborative known as DEVO. With a new album brings a fresh, clean, intuitive site that keeps in line with the alternative and intelligent music created by this groundbreaking band. Easy to navigate, clubdevo is rich with interaction and…