Our submission for the exhibition "Fantasy 12: A Fantastical Trip into Iconic Album Artwork" a celebration of visual interpretations of music organised by Hen's Teeth Prints, ChoiceCuts and This Greedy Pig.
Branding, Design and Co-Curation of Films of Note, The Dublin Music Film Festival.
Sleeve design for New Jackson's "From Night To Night" LP and the 12s "Anya's Piano" and "Let The Love In It" for All City Records
Full visual identity suite for Hang Dai Chinese Restaurant in Dublin. Ongoing.
Part 3 of the Chinoiseries series by Onra, and the boxset with triptych panel covers. Out now on All City Records
CEO EXPERIMENT is one of a kind Piano Trio which combines delicate atmospherics and highly creative improvisations, oscillating between almost every genre in Jazz. Elements of Post-bop and Contemporary Jazz are channeled through original compositions, serving as a vehicle for high energy inter playing. The music is thoughtful and inventive but also full of character, reflecting the different background and imagination of the players.
Dublin’s first Japanese restaurant, Yamamori, is well known for their high quality food and service. Tengu is their hidden gem at the back of Yamamori Sushi. A beautiful bar and venue inspired by the Japanese folk legend, the historical Tengu mask maintains a watchful eye on all who enter... We designed the Logo and Identity and handle ongoing design and social media work.
Between our ongoing work with ChoiceCuts and The Sugar Club and various other venues, artists and promoters we do a lot of music posters. Here is a selection from 2012-2015. We also sell posters in our shop, but if you see something here that is not stocked in our shop mail us and we'll see what we can do!
This great film explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” As huge Booker fans we were delighted to design the poster and website. We also got to put together a Booker mixtape for the uninitiated.
Our posters for the Beck's Rhythm Series 2015 saw a departure from the previous years building blocks and an attempt to represent each act with a simple visually rhythmic illustration. If the amount of posters stolen from the venue at each show is a mark of success then we nailed it.
Naming, Identity, Design and Co-Curation of Films of Note, The Dublin Music Film Festival. Action!
We work closely with Yamamori, Dublin's original Japanese restaurant, producing all of their menus, advertisments and marketing materials, website and social media elements.
Initial branding and launch poster for the Feminist Film Festival 2106. Work in progress!
Design for Onra Fundamentals on All City Records
ChoiceCuts put on a couple of shows with the one and only supervillain DOOM so we had the pleasure of designing posters for each one. For the first gig we made a collage of the Mask featuring infamous villains including Dillinger, Pablo Escobar, OJ and Al Capone. The second show featured comic book cover inspired artwork that we gave out free to the first 100 lucky ticketholders to ask. Both posters are now available to buy in our store
We were delighted to work with the Feminist Film Festival again in 2015. The festival was set up to help counteract the misrepresentation and narrow range of women portrayed through stereotypical female characters and in two-dimensional roles and expose audiences to a broader scope than those often found in mainstream cinema. The event is run entirely by a small team of volunteers and is totally independent. All proceeds go to Nepalese women's charity Sasane
Sleeve artwork designed for habitual spell-check dodger Knxwledge.
Sleeve design for New Jackson Made it Mine EP. Based on the schematics of the Russian vocoder used in the recording of the EP. Printed black inner and outer sleeve and pressed on red vinyl.
During summer 2015 we toured with Madlib aka Malik Flavors aka Monk Hughes aka Quasimoto aka Madvillain aka Tha Beat Conductor... The tour closed with the Madlib Carnival (Thanks to Daily Laurel for the photos) at the Outlook Festival in Croatia featuring J.Rocc, Pete Rock and Moodymann. Ooo-weee!
Did Madlib kill it? Yes. Did the crowd lose their shit? Yes. Did we remember to bring a camera to record any of our visuals? No.
The Cyclist project is “an attempt to get to a time in electronic music, where everything sounds warmer... This needed to be done and needs to be done more. let’s call it Tape Throb for now.” Our design references the rave culture The Cyclist is taking his music from/towards and the sci-fi aesthetics of films like Saul Bass' masterpiece Phase IV and the nightmare inducing Beyond the Black Rainbow. Flourish was released on All City Records in 2014.
Illustration and Graphic design for Colm K The Love EP.
Sleeve design for Tessela's Slugger 12" on All City Records
For over 20 years one of the most popular and visible funk-style brass bands in community parades and funerals has been the Hot 8 Brass Band. We have been working with the guys via Tru Thoughts Records for a while now and have designed Albums, Singles, 7"s, Posters, Websites and Tour Merch for them. Hot 8!
Identity for 88 Records - a pop up vinyl shop of sorts. Each week the shop stocks a new 88 records, all killer cuts from the owners own collection with occasional guest vendors. If you are in Dublin make sure you drop by.
We have been heavily involved in The Beck's Rhythm Series since its inception back in 2012. From concept to identity, online marketing and social media to live visuals at the shows we are involved at every level. The identity system consists of the "Rhythm" device which is broken down into its constituent elements and used with a simple colour palette and a single font.
Design for Onra Long Distance 12" on All City Records
Various logos 2012-2016
A global record store locator. By canvassing the many DJs and collectors we know and work with and by bending the Google Maps API to our will we are compiling a map of the best digging spots in the world. Work in progress.
We were honoured to work on this 12 track spiritual, deep jazz LP from Parisian producer Onra and fellow producer, composer and arranger Buddy Sativa. We got to introduce the artists to the late Mati Klarwein's son at our Mati exhibition in Dublin, a meeting which led to us using a detail of Mati's painting "Conceptual Tree" on the cover of this heavy tip on sleeve.
We created a template for all of Major Problems Records releases, with all meta info on side A and a guest artist featured on side B. Heres the first few...
Poster designed for the launch of The Animators Drawn Together LP. A group of artists and designers were invited to produce an illustration based on a track from the album. We were assigned the opening track The Beginning. We took the infamous New York City blackout of the summer of '77, cited by many to be the birth night of Hip-Hop.
Four lightning strikes hit the city taking out power stations and resulting in full blackout - cue manic bouts of partying, rioting and looting. The story goes that so much musical equipment was 'liberated' (and later sold cheap in pawn brokers or the streets) the city was flooded with DJs, contributing to the birth of hip hop.
Sleeve design and merch for the incredible Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.