Unheard Bob Dylan track released with work from Magnum photographers and Anthony Burrill
With Burrill on typography, director Clemens Habicht digs through the Magnum photography archive for an unreleased Dylan track.
- Liz Gorny
- 17 January 2023
Bob Dylan’s latest music video – for a previously unreleased version of Not Dark Yet – combines the work of several major names from across the creative industry. Anthony Burrill provides typography across the project while director Clemens Habicht has selected a range of historic Magnum photography for the video, working with Josh Cheuse on creative direction. The ultimate aim is “to produce a film that speaks of the passing of time, our place in history and the human connection that defines our lives”, a release explains.
Type-wise, Burrill signatures can be spotted immediately. The palette leverages black and white, with “a little hint of yellow here and there” – visual tendencies the designer described his penchant for in our 2022 interview on his design archive. (“I think the power of black and white – the way it’s so strong, and the contrast – is just incredible.”) Elsewhere, the video shows traces of Burrill’s pre-digital roots and links to traditional printing.
Not Dark Yet also features the work of photographers including Chien-Chi Chang, Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb, Hiroji Kubota and Nikos Economopoulos and Thomas Hoepker.
It’s been a busy month for Burrill. From 11-5 Feb, the graphic designer will display his recent body of works at You Have The Answer. The exhibition explores the ampersand as an embodiment of the connection between humans – and a longstanding component of the designer’s work.
Bob Dylan's Not Dark Yet features photography by:
Guy Le Querrec
Anthony Burrill: Bob Dylan, Not Dark Yet. Photography by Alex Webb: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA., 2010 (Courtesy of Magnum Photos / Anthony Burrill)
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Liz (she/they) joined It’s Nice That as news writer in December 2021. After graduating from the University of Bristol, they worked freelance, writing for independent publications such as Little White Lies, Indie magazine and design studio Evermade.