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Mogwai. Whiskey.

January 23rd, 2014

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It’s music-related design surely?

Seen on The Quietus.

Oh alright, here’s a rather nice cover from the Glaswegian group:

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Cassette Store Day

July 16th, 2013

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Sometimes – indeed, increasingly more often as times passes – it seems as though the world is going to hell. Here in the UK our coalition government, unelected and without mandate, is busy wrecking all that is good in our society, making it ever more unequal, penalising the poor in favour of their rich sponsors. With the death of God and Marx, Mammon prospers. And then, just sometimes, there’s a little light to illuminate the growing darkness:

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Mount Kimbie

May 29th, 2013

You can colour me a fan of Mount Kimbie’s work, well, at least their debut album, Crooks and Lovers (their singles don’t do so much for me). I’m also a fan of the artwork of the first album which suited the duo’s delightfully contemporary take on the experience of summer in the (south London) city:

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Their subsequent EP, Carbonated, continued the theme:

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Which makes the front cover of their sophomore release, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth all the more disappointing. Granted, the new album sees Mount Kimbie diversifying musically, but to these ears it’s still suffused with a sense of place that’s lost to this abstract, Matisse-like design:

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Record made of wood

May 10th, 2013

Made by Amanda Ghassaei who previously made a record using a 3d printer. Beautiful to behold.

Details on Wired.


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RIP Storm Thorgerson (1944 – 2013)

April 19th, 2013

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Hipgnosis.
BBC news article.
Wikipedia page.


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