Graphic Design: Psychedelic album artwork from designer Robert Beatty

Date
19 December 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

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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Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.

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