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.