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    Robert Beatty: Salvia Plath – The Bardo Story

Graphic Design: Psychedelic album artwork from designer Robert Beatty

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Sure this isn’t the most conventional kind of graphic design, but when you’re creating pupil-warbling posters and vinyl artwork for bands with names like Salvia Plath then it’s probably a good thing. Robert Beatty is flying the ripped, stained flag of classic, mindbending album artwork of yore. Soft fades, strange creatures, mystic doorways, incoming clouds – you name it, Robert’s work is like the locker door of a 1970s YES fan. With new work featured in the latest Mould Map and a whole bunch of amazing artwork made for bands including his own, Robert seems to be hacking away at this niche nicely. Hack away, friend. Hack away.

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    Robert Beatty: Brad Laner: Nearest Suns

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    Robert Beatty: Steve Moore: Pangaea Ultima

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    Robert Beatty: Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven

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    Robert Beatty: Ellie Herring – Kite Day

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    Robert Beatty: Salvia Plath – The Bardo Story

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    Robert Beatty: Matt DUncan – Soft Times

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    Robert Beatty: Rainbow Arabia – FM Sushi

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    Robert Beatty: Midday Veil – The Current

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    Robert Beatty: The Chicago Underground Film Festival

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.