Bonobo: Leif Podhajsky

Curator: David Sherwin
date: April 9, 2014
Categories: Package Design
Tags: LP design, music, Packaging
In today’s age of crunchy MP3-based digital music, I am still a sucker for beautifully designed box art. A well-designed CD or LP can still exist as a logical extension of a musician’s work, for those of us still addicted to the physical packaging. 
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Undercast is Overrated: Impactist

Curator: Daniel Savage
date: January 17, 2013
Categories: Motion Graphics
Tags: animation, music, promo, video
While my interests have constantly shifted throughout my career, there are a few contemporary independent designers and animators that I continuously seek out for inspiration. One in particular is Impactist, a directing duo based out of Portland, Oregon. 
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Doodle Drums: Dan Savage

Curator: Chris Rushing
date: December 13, 2012
Categories: Illustration, Motion Graphics
Tags: animation, dan savage, drums, illustration, music, something savage
Dan Savage is a very talented man. I’ve seen him grow into a monster when it comes to motion graphics, and for the past year or so, watched his journey into hand-done animation. He’s always been an illustrator, but I more recently found out about his love of drums. Combine all of the above and you get his outlet, Doodle Drums.
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Bassnectar poster: Adam and Co

Curator: Fathom Information Design
date: November 26, 2012
Categories: Promotional Design & Advertising
Tags: music, Poster
We decided to get the whole studio involved in the submission process, so each day this week, we have a different person providing a piece of work and their description. Today is James Grady, and his post follows.

I recently came across this poster for Bassnectar by Boston-based designer and illustrator Adam Larson of Adam and Co and Amsterdam-based photographer Marcel Christ
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Mainmise, 1970–1978

Curator: Project Projects
date: October 25, 2012
Categories: Book Design, Editorial Design, Illustration, Typographic Design
Tags: 1970s, alternative, book publishing, book-a-zine, Canada, counterculture, Magazine, Mainmise, music, paperback, Quebec
Following yesterday’s post of U.S.–based US: A Paperback Magazine, the Quebecois underground periodical Mainmise is a parallel endeavor from north of the border. While The Electric Information Age Book focuses primarily on subject matter published in the U.S. (for the sake of completing the book in less than a decade), we came across numerous international examples of mass-distributed weirdness. Mainmise (French for “stranglehold” or “seizure”) is amongst our finer finds; birthed from the groundswell of Quebec’s l’alternative utopique, the publication carried ties to the Underground Press Syndicate, and purveyed counterculture subject matter through an imaginative and varied graphic approach.

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