Personally it’s my favourite of the work he’s done with Yorke/Radiohead for a while and I can’t wait to get my hands on the deluxe triple gatefold vinyl on Monday morning!
Images taken from the Creative Review blog.
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These are some of the most fantastic and original record sleeve designs that I have come across in some time. When viewed in the flesh they – like the music they incase – truly come to life. The wonderfully abstract and varied imagery used on the main body of the sleeves is encased in a pvc sleeve which is screenprinted on with fantastical geometric shapes, giving an extra depth to the packaging of these most wonderful records. I thoroughly recommend that you go out and buy some if not all of the back catalogue, not just for the music this time but also for their wonderful wrappings.
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A picture says a thousand words
As we spend a lot of time creating art for record sleeves in the DR.ME studio it felt apt to compile a list of most eye catching and wonderful pieces of art and design and celebrate the creatives who often get forgotten in the record release process.
This is by no means any order of preference but these are my top ten favourite record sleeves of the year, first up is the mind boggling pattern cover created by Chris Reeder for Goat’s ‘World Music’ LP which when seen in real life becomes even more entrancing as you realise that the letters on the front are die cut through to a second sleeve. Secondly is this wonderfully etherial piece created by photographer B+ and designed by Stephen Serrato for Flying Lotus’ ‘Until the Quiet Comes’. Third up is this wonderful piece by Leif Podhajsky for Young Magic’s LP ‘Melt’. Fourth is probably one of my favourite photographs from this year taken by Otto Bettmann on the sleeve of Andy Stott’s ‘Luxury Problems. Fifth is the sleeve for Wild Nothing’s excellent ‘Nocturne’ record created by the man behind the music Jack Tatum. Sixth is one of many great designs on the Pan record label created by the label boss Bill Kouligas along with Kathryn Politis for the Mika Vainio/Kevin Drumm/Axel Dorner/Lucio Capece LP. Next comes this wonderful piece of surrealist composition from Josh Clancy and Travis Stearns for How to Dress Well’s long player Total Loss. Eighth is some more fantastic work from Hvass & Hannibal on the sleeve of Efterklang’s ‘Piramida’ album. In ninth is this fantastic drug trip collage by Django Django’s own drummer David Maclean on their self titled LP and finally is the Carter Tutti Void record ‘Transverse’, I’m not a fan of the type treatment on the front but the op art created by Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti is really something to behold.
All of these records are fantastic to listen to as well as to look at so go and spend some of your Christmas money in your local independent record store.
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Although we are currently taking care of the artwork and design for the physical release of both their single ‘Fester’ (released on 19th November) and the album it features on ‘Out of Touch in the Wild’ (released on 14h January), Manchester band Dutch Uncles have been busy with director Isaac Eastgate bringing together this wonderfully mesmerising video featuring a slight undertone of un-ease and tension. A great video for a great bunch of music makers.
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