director takeshi fukunaga approached us to make a poster for his first feature film. the liberian set film explores our preconceptions of domestic loyalty and obligation in the face of hardship. we created 4 or 5 different posters in the process of trying to nail down the soul of this film. the final piece visually juxtaposes the protagonist's past with his future as he considers the implications of both.
artwork for matte black's second album, dust of this planet.
matte black are old friends and with the release of their sophomore LP they asked that we handle artwork duties. the record's closing track 'time's arrow' immediately conjured an image in our heads of a mass of people running from something toward a great darkness. caspar asked his father, thomas newbolt, to draw such an image in pencil and watercolour. caspar then worked on it digitally until it reached the form it is in now.
record sleeve for the los angeles-based band, big black delta.
when jon sent us his latest track RCVR, a duet between him and debbie gibson, we were floored. it immediately struck us as an argument between two jean-luc godard film characters in an old 60s film. the mid-section was like something wendy carlos would have drummed up for stanley kubrick's a clockwork orange score. playing around with the BBD aesthetic we found a way to almost diagrammatically express both the technological and human elements of the song — the arguments, the eyes dilating, the breakup sex.