We’re huge adherents of Leif Podhajsky and in particular his design and art direction for the music industry. His work on the Kelis album Food was one of the stand-out album artwork projects of 2014 and so it’s great to see him picking up where he left off as we head into the new year.
I’ve walked past the poster for Bonobo’s Flashlight countless times in east London with its elemental back cover art and gold, lava-esque image. For the EP it forms the inside sleeve, glimpsed through the tiny holes in a dark grey die-cut cover. Leif’s also art directed the debut album for Liverpool-based band All We Are (who describe themselves as the “Bee Gees on diazepam.”) A brightly painted female figure with a blob of baby pink where the face should be is an arresting and intriguing image that works really well on the album and as an advert in situ.
- Otto Splotch combines the gross and absurd with beautifully detailed handiwork
- Designer Brando Corradini finds freedom in his personal work
- Kontrapunkt's type designers talks us through its design for Copenhagen's in-train displays
- Giovanni Hänninen documents the people of Tambacounda through 200 portraits
- Anything and everything is possible in Howie Kim’s digital fantasy worlds
- Larry Achiampong and David Blandy use video games to explore issues around race and class
- Facebook rebrands to distinguish the company from the app
- Kenny Brandenberger’s fluid typographic design is made with machine-like precision
- Noel Fielding on his Halloween-themed art show, Bake Off and Boosh
- Universal Sans is a customisable variable typeface system by Family Type
- Jack Kenyon photographs the wondrous spectacle of the Supreme Cat Show
- James Tupper embraces the ups and downs of being a freelancer in his charming animation