DESIGNADVENTURES IN TECHNICOLOUR ↓
Imperial and K.I.N.E.T.I.K are a kaleidoscopic hard-hitting hiphop duo based in London UK. We've worked with this dastardly duo for years and after the splitting laughs of making their debut EP "Pencils not Pistols", we couldn't wait to get to work on their full nineteen track debut album. After one of our regular 'meat ups' at a local burger joint to discuss a cover that would hit as hard as their music, we had a thick oreo milkshake induced brainwave... Exploding heads of coloured paint. Just another day at the office.
Our illustration work is one of our main passions here! We make it because we love to, (and because we need stuff for the walls). We have some new artists working with us this year to produce some original artwork which we're pretty stoked about. Plus we have a couple of exhibitions coming up round London so stay posted. You can buy prints of our work over at the shop. If you're a café and want to hang our work please drop us a line and we'll hook you up! We are always up for taking flash commissions for tattoos as well if you dig.
THE RIOT ENSEMBLE / GREEN SCREEN PHOTOGRAPHY ↓
These cats are taking a sickle to classical and are changing the game on pop-up performance. It's weird; it's eerie; it's wonderful. It was a total honour to work with them on these promotional portraits. They came to us wanting a whole look for their project and we got to the drawing board. We shot everyone against green screen, made up the backgrounds, and whacked them together to make these brutal riot portraits! Calm down... It's just classical.
TUMBLING SKY ↓
'Tumbling Sky' is a collaborative project by pastor Matt Searles to help people engage with music and spirituality in dark times. Our culture is often uncomfortable with brokenness, suffering and depression - it's seen as something ugly and shameful to be pushed to the side. But when Matt read the Psalms he realised that sadness isn't a sign of spiritual failure, but that tears affirm a broken world and point us to hope in a new one. This was a project we were super excited to get on board with and we wanted the artwork to reflect the weight of the album.
ALBUM ARTWORK ↓
We have hooked up with some awesome musical artists over the years, creating artwork for their albums and EPs. Here is a small selection of some of the work. Everything is done 100% in-house - the photography, design, grading - so we can offer artists the whole design package. We're always on the look out for more labels and artists to work with, so definitely get in touch if you want to add some zing to your next release!
ZIGGY STARDUST ↓
"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." In January 2016, the visionary starman David Bowie went to the sky, and we made this drawing to honour his legend. This was hung around a number of London shops and cafes. I remember my dad playing Bowie records when I was a kid, but it was the 1986 Henson film 'Labyrinth' that got me hooked on his genius. Everyone raise a glass to the Goblin King. And let the children boogie.