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Recent Work
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record sleeve for the portugal-based musician, alessandro cortini.
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scuro chiaro is the 2nd album by alessandro cortini to be released on mute records. just as with his previous record, volume massimo, the photography you see here is by emilie elizabeth.

it was up to us to find a way to talk about the concept of "chiaro scuro" with emilie's photos and any other elements we saw fit. the result is a piece that talks not just about light and shadow, but also the nature, shape and form of sound. 
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mutebank.co.uk/collections/alessandro-cortini
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film poster for the short film, night music.
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director lukas huffman asked us to create a poster for his new short film, night music. the film tells the story, in brief, of john and alan lomax and their early 20th century recordings of american folk music. in this case the film follows the father and son as they gain access to a penitentiary to record african-american prisoner's songs.

after much discussion about various ways to approach the poster, we settled on this hand drawn and painted approach. the poster tries to speak simultaneously to the idea of a 1930s live "disc recording" and what was ultimately the uncredited, unpaid exploitation of black prisoners by white people.
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imdb.com/title/tt10186074
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film poster for the feature film, la boheme.
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opera director and video artist laine rettmer asked us to handle titles and poster duties for her feature film debut. the film is a modern reimagining of puccini's la boheme. it was shot during new york city's winter lockdown and makes for a particularly poignant reflection of those dark times.

our poster and title treatment reflect the stark modernism in laine's conceptual and visual approach to the opera. of particular note here is the typography. splitting the film's title up into four segments gave us an opportunity to speak about the four separate acts in the opera. on top of that the squared-off typeface used in combination with this formation echoes abstractly the windows of the various apartments within the same building that the opera was set.
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tricitiesopera.com/boheme-2021
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