Archive for the 'Art Direction' Category


This is a beautifully atmospheric collaborative short film by Andrew Telling and Owen Richards that documents photographer Robin Friend working on his ‘Slaughterhouse’ series. The short was shot on location deep beneath the hills of North Wales.


Bold, strong Graphic Design from young gun Felix Pfäffli

Dark Matters

Dark Matters brings together the work of ten internationally acclaimed contemporary artists who employ a range of technologies, media and machinery. In an exhibition populated by half-seen spectres, visual riddles and distorted reflections, artists engage with ideas surrounding shadow, darkness and illusion. The works are united by themes of temporality, absence, truth, mortality and wonder. On show at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester. 24 Sept 2011 – 15 Jan 2012.

The teaser was commissioned by Creative concern, with art direction & design by our friends at Field and sound by David Kamp.


New work from Carl Burgess’ More Soon studio, including this instore video loop for Nike. Always a pleasure.




‘…warped glyphs, harsh perspectives’ by Michiel Schuurman.

A Life Underwater

Danny Cooke’s Ray: A Life Underwater is an affectionate portrait by of one man’s deep sea diving career told through his extraordinary collection of marine artefacts.

Like a modern-day pirate, 75-year-old Ray Ives has been scouring the seabed for treasure his whole life. The former commercial diver has plundered the deep for over fifty years, bringing to the surface anything that glittered — even gold.

In a shipping container near the water, Ray tends his museum of cannon, bottles, bells, swords, portholes and diving gear. He even still takes to the water in a 1900s diving suit.

Babak Radboy

Babak Radboy is an artist and art director living in New York City, who worked on the stunning Kanye West promo for ‘Power‘.

Thomas Traum Update

Mr Thomas Traum updates his online portfolio for the Summer including this sleeve for the brilliant Redinho e.p on Numbers.


HelloMe is a German based studio headed by Till Wiedeck and founded in 2008.

Surplus Wonder

Creating ‘artistic and poetic ideas that evolve into eye-opening design solutions’, Copenhagen based Surplus Wonder are a recently formed studio and have some great pieces in their portfolio.


Big fan of the work from recent graduate of Ringling College of Art & Design Brian Okarski, working under the banner Never Content. Brian is also 1/2 of  trans-atlantic studio / collective Department International.


Alias is a type foundry and graphic design agency founded by David James and Gareth Hauge (via @grafikmag)


Blotto — Berlin

Benoît Santiard

I like this very much, the work of Benoît Santiard.