Behind the cover #001

If I remember, I wrote a post a year ago or so about making music. I have never talked about my work on album covers. To be honest, I’m kind of happy about being a graphic designer, because I get to make my album covers myself and like I want. I’ve always enjoyed illustrated album covers and never really went for it. I’ve always been about very clean, photographic or vector artworks with typefaces until one day.

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Sometime around December 2012 I released an EP under my Tremät Tämert alias. The EP, entitled “Wookie”, was different from what I used to do. I felt good about it because I finally managed to create a sound that I really was into. I think trap and wonky music was getting big at the with the releases of TNGHT, DJ Carnage and Baaeur. With that new sound and a new direction for me, I decided that I was going have a different kind of visual universe. Something a bit more… Weird. Less clean.

I loved that cover for a long time because I had gone away from the geometric based kind of thing that I used to do (all the time)!

Even though I was highly inspired by the producers listed before musically, one cover really inspired me visually.

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DJ Carnage’s “Bang” by Niv Bavarski.

I’ll probably start posting a bit more posts about my work, even though I already said that previously. I am being seriously serious this time.

Have a sound day!

Colourful greatness!

Hi everyone. So like I said in my thank you post, I will talk more about illustration. Because I want to get involved in it and try to find illustrators that I feel close to by their style or stories that they draw. So today I will be writing a few things about Jack Teagle.

This is the first image that I’ll post because, this is how I discovered him. My girlfriend got me a gift 2 years ago that was wrap in that amazing “Heroes and Villains” wrapping paper. Because I kind of ripped it and that she knew that was going to happen, she also got me the card.

Jack Teagle lives in the South West of England and uses a lot of paint tubes for his illustrations. It makes them extremely analogue and great to look at. I must say, I really enjoy his comic book references and his heroes/villains portraits.

They’re just great! Super colourful, childish but not really and simply brilliant! Also, I have to add that his work for Anorak is awesome!

So all I just said is just my opinion and point of view on Jack’s work. Like I said before, all I do is share things I love so… Just go and check him out here and buy his comics/zines/posters here!

Have a sound day!

Pick Me Up

As an illustration enthusiast, I had to write something about this year’s edition of Pick Me Up. This was my first time ever of attending Pick Me Up. However, I felt really glad I did, and that would not have happened if my girlfriend hadn’t forced me to after a long shift at my other day job.

The thing that stoked me the most was the amount of independent illustrators, DIY and craft fellows that were present. Even though I didn’t talk to any of them, I felt like they were all very approachable and easy to speak with. I always wanted to start selling my own stuff, and for that reason, it was a good thing to actually go out there and see what was going on.

In the Pick Me Up Selects, we could see the works of Edward Carvalho-MonaghanThibaud Herem, Kyle Platts, Jack Hudson,and many more.

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I am always happy to discover new illustrators and I was pleased to be introduced to Lynnie Zulu‘s afro, colorful and 80’s influenced work. While looking at her section I felt like going back in my childhood and looking at my dad’s first paintings. It also reminded me of a 90’s cartoon called Hammer Man.

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My favourite part of Pick Me Up was probably the fake record store that Comms Bureau displayed. The idea of buying a 12″x12″ print just like if you where digging through a whole bunch of crates is just brilliant.

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The guys and girls from Skull Paradise was also there with great prints and awesome leather jackets!

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I really enjoyed it and realized that you don’t have to be a great designer or whatever to start making your own stuff. You just have to do what you like and make sure that it is good enough for you and worth showing. That always freaked me out, but now that I saw people doing stuff that I could relate to easily, I am ready to start working on some stuff of my own. So for those of you who didn’t/couldn’t go an check out Pick Me Up 2014, do it next year! It is a must see event!!!

Have a sound day everyone!

 

Oh no! Free zines?

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“Oh no!” is a 8 pages mini-zine by Belgium illustrator Max de Radiguès. All in black white, we discover little characters that all had the same costume idea. A classic! I love it and it reminded me of an epic TBBT episode in which the main characters had the same costume.

Now, “Oh No!” is not the first and certainly not the last free fanzine. So why was I surprised when I got it? Because the way I actually got it was quite unusual.

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Imagine a website where you can download fanzines for free. That exists already. But now, imagine a website where you can download fanzines for free, AND, in the right format to fold it straight after printing it unto your desktop. Now that’s something and that website is 8 Pages Comics! Allowing anyone to upload their fanzine. The website takes care of the layout depending on how big does the reader wants its fanzine to be.

The originators of that cool project are the folks behind the Belgium publishing house and collective: L’Employé du Moi. I believe that they started from the simple idea of printing fanzines at home using digital distribution and that is cool. Check them out! It’s really brilliant!

Have a sound day.

Personal Work #1

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For those who don’t know, I studied graphic design at the Art and Design School of Saint-Etienne, France. That made me a “graphic designer”, but I don’t really feel that way. Since I’m kid, I am quite creative and now I don’t just focus on actual graphic design. I like to draw a lot. Even little characters and doodles. Thing is that I’ve never really showcased my personal work. Which is why I decided that from this day I will put up more of these.

For starters, I’m just going to put up some drawings from several sketch books. Some of them are quite old and others very recent. Since I moved to London two years ago and am still living in a tiny place, I did not bring all of them. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a bigger place so that I can bring them all in.

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Have a sound day!