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Work / Graphic Design

Minimalist record sleeves by Belgian graphic designer Jelle Martens

Belgian graphic designer Jelle Martens’ latest work demonstrates a clear stylistic progression from work previously featured on It’s Nice That. Jelle’s recent record sleeve designs continue to reflect the minimalist themes demonstrated in earlier works, but represent a significantly refined visual direction and communicate an increased focused on bold contrast and singular objects portrayed in asymmetric layouts.

Featuring sans serif type that extends only as far as the musician’s name (front cover) and logically formatted track listings (back cover), the Ghent-based creative’s sleeve designs are consistently monochrome. The black and white backgrounds act to emphasise the relevance of Jelle’s presentation of select colours and abstract shapes, the definitive features of his visual interpretations of the music.

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Jelle Martens: VOD139. Galen Herod

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Jelle Martens: VOD139. Don Slepian

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Jelle Martens: VOD139. Ken Moore & Stuart Rosenzweig

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Jelle Martens: VOD139. Marc Barreca

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Jelle Martens: VOD139. Anode Productions