Mo Kolours: Mike Black

Following on from the successful release of the recent Mo Kolours album comes the John Wizards Remix of the Cymande-inspired track Mike Black. This digital only release will be available first via One-Handed Music and the Mo Kolours bandcamp site.

The Secret List: Paris

Nearly there! Following on from Los Angeles, the latest edition of The Secret List will be Paris.

It goes to print soon and will be available to buy from record shops (of course!) and online at Amazon. Images and spreads from the book to come once it is printed.

The Victorian redesign

The Victorian magazine has a new Editor and following that change we were asked to redesign the magazine. The first issue with this new design has now been printed and published and here are a few samples spreads from it.

Sneak preview: Mo Kolours

Here is a sneak preview of the the artwork for the forthcoming Mo Kolours album.

The artwork features an illustration by the Barcelona-based artist Miju Lee. It will be coming out on One-Handed Music and is being released as both a LP and a CD and there is also a limited edition tee shirt to accompany the release. All of which you can buy via the Mo Kolours bandcamp page.

The Events: play of the year 2013

Well, this is a nice way to start the year.

The Events has just been awarded The Guardian’s ‘Best Theatre Of 2013′. Not directly involved in the play (obviously), but we did all the promotional material for the UK tour (which took in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Oxford and Plymouth). The posters for Hull and Edinburgh are shown below.

Congratulations to all at Actors Touring Company. Here’s to an equally successful 2014…

The Secret List: Los Angeles

I am proud to say that The Secret List is now finished, printed and published!

It has been a real labour of love for the author Sanjiv Ahluwalia, who came up with the original concept and then went about writing (and rewriting) about and photographing record shops on his travels. He visited all the shops anonymously at least once, often twice and some three times. No shop knew of his visit and all photographs were taken discreetly or with the permission of the owner, but without any mention of the book. I just glad he asked me to be involved.

As he says in his intro, The Secret List is ‘more than just about buying records at these establishments – it encompasses the buying experience, travel, conversations, anecdotes and wonderful memories’.

The Los Angeles book is out now and can be bought for £9 here.

It will be followed by books on Paris, London, New York and Amsterdam. And then? Who knows where.

These are just few sample spreads from the book.

Good homes

New work for a new client; the Good Homes Alliance. This 24 page White Paper is a ‘primer for the Good Homes debate and ideas on a National Good Homes Plan’ and as such we decided to go for a very clean and simple design – hopefully convening some of the ideas within. Space, where possible, was left clean while only one font was used throughout (Zurich) making sure the typography was simple and legible.

White on grey

New front wall being painted outside Made In Earnest headquarters

Sneak preview: A Journey Too Far

Here is just a glimpse of the artwork for the forthcoming Nostalgia 77 album (A Journey Too Far) and the first single from it (An Angel With No Halo) which will be released on Tru Thoughts.

Soulharmonic

A while back I designed a flyer for the Soulharmonic night and now that they are moving venue it is time for a update to the look. They seem to like it, hope you do too.