The touring machine that is Dave Matthews Band are starting their summer tour tonight in Austin, Texas. A few months ago, their merchandise team approached me about putting together a few concepts for their tour, and this floral design was selected for a girls tee! I even managed to subtly fit their classic fire-dancer logo in there. If you go see them on the summer tour, be sure to check out their merch booth, or you can purchase one online right here.
The May/June issue of Communication Arts is this year’s Illustration Annual and it proudly includes the poster that Nick Spolarich & I made for Cloud Nothings 2014 Fall Tour. This was my first attempt at entering into a CA competition, and I was thrilled when I was notified that this project was accepted into the magazine.
Pale Horses is the title of mewithoutYou‘s highly anticipated sixth album, which will be released on June 16th by Run for Cover Records. As always, the record’s artwork is centered around a series of illustrations by Vasily Kafanov, with imagery and tones that echo the gritty, darker themes of the music. I worked directly alongside the band’s singer Aaron Weiss, and manager Mike Almquist, to design & lay out the packaging for the record. The pre-orders just launched at midnight last night, and you can order a standard edition LP, CD or cassette from Run For Cover Records. Or, for the collectors is a Limited Deluxe 2xLP + 2 CD Edition which comes packaged in an intricately die-cut triple-gatefold jacket. It also includes a poster, lyric booklet, and postcard set of additional artwork from Vasily. As proud as I’ve always been to collaborate with this group of individuals, the songs on this record are unlike any of theirs before. I think their loyal fanbase will be very excited to hear nods to the band’s earlier records, but also Aaron’s lyrics reaching a new, unchained individuality.
I’ve included the single Red Cow below, and also the album’s teaser video below the product mockups.
Last Tuesday marked the official release of Rocky Votolato‘s new album Hospital Handshakes, and I just recently got a shipment of records courtesy of the nice folks over at No Sleep. I was responsible for the packaging design for the record, which is centered around a series of photographs that document the recording process in Chris Walla’s Hall of Justice Studio. All photos, including these product-shots were all taken by Amber Zbitnoff. Really happy with how this one came out! The US vinyl colors perfectly compliment the album packaging, and I’m excited to see the European version from Glitterhouse.
Stream Hospital Handshakes in its entirety below.
Walk the Moon is currently out on the spring leg of their Talking is Hard Tour, and they’ve commissioned artists to create a different screen-printed poster for each stop on the tour. Having designed a lot of their tour merch over the years, I took the opportunity to make posters for all three shows in Ohio, which start tonight in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati print is four colors, while the Columbus and Cleveland ones are three. Each print will be available at the merch table for their respective shows, 100 copies available each night. I’ve reserved a small amount of copies for my online store, which will go on sale at a random time on Friday, April 4th.