Update – Got the credits on this (via Tetsuo in the comments):
Art Direction – Brett Kilroe, Fab Moretti*
Design – Brett Kilroe, Tina Ibañez
I don’t really know The Strokes’ music so I can’t speak to that but the cover art for their new album, Comedown Machine, caught my eye today. I absolutely love it. Sadly I wasn’t able to find much information on the designer / art director. Does anyone know who did this? The artwork is derived from the packaging for some old RCA Magnetic Tape and the oversized RCA logo is an apparent reference to the fact that this was The Stroke’s final album of a five album deal with the label. The execution is absolutely perfect; it appears as if they really printed the label and sleeve up, weathered / distressed them, and then photographed it. I’m wondering who pitched this idea, the band or the art director? At any rate, I want this framed on my wall.
Concresco is Dutch photographer David Galjaard’s photographic account of the decaying communist-era bunker infrastructure of Albania. The interiors — and chairs in particular — are perfect.
Via Conscientious & Wired
Great covers from Macdonald Educational series of books for teachers.
Sadly, VHS box design never reached the heights achieved by audio cassettes, but looking back they weren’t as bad as I remembered. This set comes courtesy of Hauk Sven
Via Flyer Goodness
Very happy to finally share this track with everyone. Ulrich Schnauss is one of my biggest musical influences so I feel very honored to have been able to work on this remix for his new album. Enjoy!
Listen: Ulrich Schnauss – I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance (Tycho Remix)
Purchase Album: iTunes | Domino Mart
Brandon Shaefer does some incredibly well executed takes on old movie posters. This was always my favorite type of project to work on, self-initiated, completely hypothetical poster art; allows so much freedom to experiment with client-type work without the pressure of an actual client breathing down your neck.
More over at his portfolio
BVD perfectly executes a rebrand for 7-Eleven in Sweden, look at that cup! Projects like these serve as excellent reminders that even an experience as steeped in mediocrity as patronizing a 7-Eleven can be made desirable through good design. I suddenly have a craving for bad coffee.
BVD 7-Eleven Rebrand via Sam Valenti
Always a wealth of incredible images (many of them high-res) on the NASA Commons Flickr page.
Further viewing: NASA Commons Pt. 1