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Editor’s phrase: Music & Art was a column on Design Milk, nevertheless as soon as we created Art Milk we thought it labored greater over proper right here. We think about that the paintings associated to music, similar to posters, album paintings, and t-shirts, is a singular space of curiosity and warrants a faithful column. Plus, we’re suckers for a perfect album cowl.
Grizzly Bear – June seventh, 2009 current poster designed by Florafauna
Florafauna is definitely certainly one of our favorite design studios and though they’ve completed numerous prints by means of the years that we’ve coveted, few have come close to this design for Grizzly Bear / Here We Go Magic. Whoever’s selecting designers for Grizzly Bear’s current tour (we’re looking at you Ed Droste) they’ve obtained an eye fixed fastened for design with good prints moreover popping up from Ordinary Co. and Dan Stiles nevertheless this one seems to prime all of them. Were the print not associated to any band it is perhaps tops nevertheless whereas repping one among our favorite releases of the yr it’s an extreme quantity of to not love.
The Walkmen – September twelfth, 2008 current poster designed by Sonnenzimmer
Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher of Chicago’s Sonnenzimmer on a regular basis seem to boost the rock poster above mere advertisements and this print for The Walkmen nearly requires a double take to even perceive this is usually a current poster. Seems the duo had slightly little bit of disagreement attempting to find out whether or not or to not take the figurative or abstract route on this one, secretly we’re considerably glad they opted for the latter because of these strong strains and muted hues are higher than simple on the eyes. Not your typical Walkmen poster, nevertheless then as soon as extra, that’s what we love about it.
The Black Keys – October 2nd, 2008 current poster designed by Mark DeVitt of Methane Studios
This one ties up all these good military poster themes (ala Shepherd Fairey otherwise you perceive Cuban Dictatorships) and throws a pleasing tangent into them with some naughty double imagery. DeVitt’s under no circumstances had any lack of devilish creativeness and the reality that this poster was for a gift at Atlanta’s Tabernacle, a reworked Baptist Church, makes this one actually really feel solely a bit additional dangerous.
Earth – Radio Live LP from Southern Lord Records
A crisp, clear, 180g pressing of keep Earth radio durations is a fairly thrilling issue throughout the Insound workplaces, Earth are the kings of low frequency drone nevertheless nonetheless enmeshed adequate in rock’s earlier to have recorded with Kurt Cobain. What’s far more thrilling is that Earth’s fist official keep doc is lovingly packaged in a cloth textured heavy cardboard sleeve with metallic silver foil stamped work by Don McGreevy. With solely A,000 copies pressed, this isn’t solely a requisite merchandise for Earth followers, it’s an important restricted paintings piece that moreover merely happens to take a look at the bass response on that new pair of audio system.
Jason Yates – Artist Music Journals Vol. M by Soundscreen Design
Our buddies over at Soundscreen Design have nearly made it their mission to merge the worlds of music and design and now they’ve even acquired the designers dressing their work up like knowledge merely to take care of the crossover full. This is the first of their assortment of Artist Music Journals, a enterprise that takes new photographic and design work from their favorite designers and packs them up into 10″ doc jackets sealed with a sticker repo of the artist’s signature holding it shut for authenticity. Couldn’t be additional good that problem main featured Jason Yates of Fast Friends, the individual behind unimaginable posters for Animal Collective and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Yates’ work for the gathering is previous epic and even consists of an instillation that covers the insides of an East LA home along with Jason’s deal with stay efficiency photographs. The books are pretty and restricted, equivalent to we like ‘em.