29 January 2009

Protected – Massive Samples

Another compilation from the guys over at K7/Rapster. This time, a collection of original tracks sampled by Massive Attack.

The illustration is based on the hazard flame used on their first albums. I had originally wanted the flame to be screen-printed on recycled board but there wasn't the budget for it. So I found an old brown envelope and scanned the back of it... the result isn't bad. The words were set and warped in Illustrator, then traced by hand and scanned back in.

Its always good to design a record cover and enjoy the record itself. Definitely the case with this one, with the Isaac Hayes and Billy Cobham tracks being my favourites.

8 January 2009

Karen Pearson's Broad Casting

Just as I'm winding-down for Christmas, I get a call from the ever enthusiastic Karen Pearson with one of those briefs you can't say no to, even if you are running on a reserve tank. The final push was worth it; as well as producing some strong posters for some cool clients, Red Bull, it also makes a good start to the new year. There will be four of these posters over the next twelve months, hopefully making up a good set at the end. The night is happening on Jan 29th at Cargo and is sure to be a good one. Tony Allen, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Elmore Judd, plus some very special guests. Looking forward to it.

...and what a night! Really proud to have been part of it. The visuals looked great (thank you Nick Corrigan). Here are some shots from the night. pics by eventful.org.uk

Listen to the event here on Red Bull Music Academy.