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tour poster
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tour poster for the nashville-based band, the protomen
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the protomen recently headed out west to road test some new material from their forthcoming LP. after some discussion john delucca set to work drawing and painting the image you see here. the image speaks for itself of course and, as ever, hints at elements of the band's ongoing conceptual narrative and as much as their reality.
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protomen
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music video for the nashville-based band, the protomen
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executive producer john la valle approached us with idea of making a film of a section of the protomen's second record, act II. the band chose light up the night as the song, and we approached collaborator matt sundin to co-direct the project with us. development of the project took some years and the end result you can see here. a testament to the band and everyone else involved, the film pays homage to many of the things that inspired us to do the work we do today, whilst delivering a particularly serendipitous socio-political commentary.
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protomen.com
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film still
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teaser trailer for the short film, light up the night.
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here's the trailer for the forthcoming short film we co-directed for the protomen. teaming up with matt sundin again and continuing our fruitful collaboration with the protomen, the film is the result of years of work developing a very particular science fiction universe for a very particular band. the film is now playing at festivals and will be out in the not too distant future.
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protomen.com
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cover
poster
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record sleeve for the nashville-based band, the protomen.
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the protomen have a new record. it's a film soundtrack. it's a covers record. the film may or may not have even existed. it all depends on who you ask. either way the sleeve may or may not have been conceived and created during our ongoing, every day conversations with the band. it may also have then been drawn and painted by john delucca — a man who continues to bless us with his uncanny talents.

everything about this record is more than meets the eye. it's available on cassette and vinyl and far be it from us to spoil the surprises that lie in wait for those who purchase a physical copy.
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protomen.com
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victory world tour poster
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poster for the nashville-based rock band, the protomen.
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here's the poster we created for the protomen's vans warped tour appearances this summer. based loosely on an italian horror film poster, the design includes the typical array of hints and clues to the band's ever expanding science fiction narrative.
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protomen.com
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record sleeve for the nashville-based band, the protomen
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the husky jackal theater company wrote and performed a shakespearian retelling of james cameron's feature film, 'terminator 2.' on october 11th 2011 the play made its stage debut in nashville, tennessee, aptly titled 'terminator the second.' in collaboration with 84001, the protomen wrote and recorded a soundtrack to the play, which they later released as a digital download on the play's website. adapting a drawing created by the play's cinematographer, we created the soundtrack's artwork you see here.

you can buy the soundtrack, along with a video recording of the play on the production's website here.
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protomen.com
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chicago metro
2012 tour
10 year anniversary
australian tour poster
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posters for the nashville-based rock band, the protomen.
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here are the posters we've created, sometimes in collaboration, for the protomen during the touring for their second album, act 2 - the father of death. 
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protomen.com
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cassette cover
inside spread
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artwork for the protomen's cassette single, i drove all night.
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the first single from the protomen's forthcoming covers record was the roy orbison song, i drove all night. the song was of course chosen because of how directly it tied in with and expanded upon the band's long-running, conceptual narrative. in the same fashion the artwork had a very clear path to follow. once again employing the talents of john delucca, we set about creating a design that both expanded on the protomen's story, but also paid homage again to many of their key influences. releasing it on cassette only was of course the final gesture that completed the project.

if you're interested you can read more about the development of the artwork on our blog. otherwise by all means grab a copy of the single here, whilst stocks last.
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cover
tenacious d show poster
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record sleeve for the nashville-based band, the protomen
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here's another one of the many fruits of our on-going collaborations with the protomen. the band played a tribute night in nashville, TN, back in late 2010 and the recordings came out so well they decided to release it. performing as 'queen' for the night, we decided to recreate the iconic 'queen II' record cover in a studio in brooklyn. the photography is by long-time (v) collaborator matt sundin, and the logo work is by M L hope. we handled the art direction, post-production + layout duties. 
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protomen.com
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film poster
album cover
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artwork for the protomen's second album, act 2 - the father of death
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everything about this record cover + poster had to be bigger and better. the moment we heard act 2 we knew the protomen had taken things far beyond anyone's imagining, and that we were under a huge amount of pressure now to produce artwork that echoed that through & through. we were aware of john delucca's work after collaborating with him on a previous poster for the band, and hired him once again to produce the fantastic 'streets of fire' inspired drawing you see above. we then took care of the sleeve + poster layouts and also put together the 24 page booklet that would detail the story behind the music on the album.
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protomen.com
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logo
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logo for the protomen's second album, act 2
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the protomen's second album herald's a brand new sound, story and aesthetic. after many discussions and revisions this logo, we all agreed, captured the vibe of this the next chapter in their ongoing musical retelling of capcom's megaman saga.
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home page
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revamped website for the nashville-based band, the protomen
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the protomen are on the eve of the release of their new album, act 2. recruiting the powerful drawing abilities of john delucca, we created an open-ended flash website that would allow us to introduce as much exciting new content as we liked, during the build-up to the album's release.
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  • full-screen flash interface
  • original music by the protomen
  • original hand-drawn graphics by john delucca
  • new protomen logo
  • countdown clock
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theprotomen.com
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cover
back cover
lyrics + credits sheet
labels
release show poster
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7" vinyl single artwork for the nashville-base band, the protomen
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this is the protomen's first release from their forthcoming new album, tentatively titled 'act 2'. taking inspiration heavily from the two tracks on the disc, we discussed all the many underlying themes in the music and how to represent them in the most simple and powerful form. as ever with the protomen, there's more than meets the eye and if you look closely at what we created here you'll find a number of interesting treats.
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hope rides west
conquest of the west
the fight for light
dragon con
a&g ohio poster
mercy lounge
mercy lounge 2
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posters for the nashville-based rock band, the protomen.
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whilst working on their website the protomen invited us to design a series of tour posters for them. the results of this work can be seen here. the original artwork is not always by us - we are often hired to handle the typography, layouts and post-production on the designs to make them look authentic and retro where necessary.
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theprotomen.com
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