Here is the first in a series of re-imagined cd covers. ‘Music has the right to children’ by Boards of Canada is a pictographik favourite and April 20th was the 15th anniversary of its release – and celebrates the news of a new album from them due out in June, so it made sense to begin with it! The idea was to approach the the covers as though it was a new release and be guided by the song titles and music for creative direction. Once a concept was settled on, the design itself was created in the time it takes to listen to the album – no pressure then… Enjoy.
Keep an eye on the ‘re-imagined’ tab for more in this personal project.
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This image was created for the cover of a cd that will be winging its way to America this weekend! Ground Level label owner Andy McAllister as been awarded the chance to meet TV and film producers to offer music for licensing – what an opportunity – lets hope he comes back with some good news!
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A monochrome type treatment for o_S_k_m, the electronica alter ego of pictographik. Currently a banner on the bandcamp page but will be a part of a future ep sleeve to be released on Bitnormal. Bonus.
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Pretty Litter is an awesome independent Arts and culture magazine made in Brighton, featuring creative work “from Brighton, the UK and beyond”. They recently had a postcard competition on the theme of ‘Wish You Were Here’, so the picto-brain conjured up three composite images of non existent beautiful places that you may want to go to.
Will let you know if it tickles their optical receptors.
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Here’s a sneak peek at the artwork for the track called ‘minimal ceramic’, used in the video collab with lofieye (see previous post), and uses a photo from the slideshow series. The track is being released on the Bitnormal records bandcamp on 30/03/13.
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This is a collaborative piece with photographer lofieye, transitions and titles by the picto-brain with music from audio alias, o_S_k_m.
State of Decay from lofieye on Vimeo.
These images were taken in an abandoned ceramic factory T.G. Greens in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. The music is specially written by o_S_k_m for the slideshow,, submitted to Slideluck London V.
There is a publication of these and other images taken available, please contact through lofieye.wordpress.com
It’s worth mentioning that whilst taking photographs we were attacked by the ‘owner’ (probably the local scrap yard owner actually stealing metal from the building to sell for scrap). After coming at us with a shovel and threatening to kill us, tried to have us arrested for assault. What an utter psycho. Feel free to share the video as publicising the factory and letting people know that it’s a slowly decaying piece of unpreserved history, feels like the best way to get a positive outcome from what was a pretty weird experience.
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So, after a few emails, BrewDog asked if the picto-brain could develop the design for the beermats. To account for the reduction in size compared to a poster, they asked if it could be modified in to a half full pint glass that could be die-cut instead of the classic square. Keep an eye out for this kind of thing on a BrewDog bar table near you!
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