10/27/2011

Normal show flyer hitting the streets, Ghoul “Transmission Zero” is out, Saint Vitus “Die Healing” layout pictures

Normal Show at Sub Mission Gallery. This is for an upcoming Ceremony hardcore / punk / experimental show in San Francisco. I worked on this with direction from Ryan Brundage from Geldings. Printed at Econopress. We made this a 2 color job. Sort of a collage of some of the bands’ logos over a green some Ceremony t-shirt artwork.

 

Ghoul “Transmission Zero” is out now and shipping from Tankcrimes Records. Here is the printed gatefold LP cover after some color correction that I talked about in a previous post. The die-hard version of this comes with 3D glasses.

 

Here is the blue vinyl with the gatefold open behind it. We updated the traditional Ghoul center labels for this LP and used spot silver.

 

This was my favorite part to work on. I created this vector design with the supervision of Shaun “Digestor” McGrath. Trigonometrical fun, psychedelia and metal.

 

The back of the LP was influenced by a variety of old, very old records.

 

Saint Vitus “Die Healing” on Buried by Time and Dust with the Japanese style obi that wraps all the way around the jacket. This record has been spinning on my turntable frequently lately so I decided to make a post about it even though it came out a while back.

We worked on this late 2009 and it came out February 2010. I am really glad I was able to receive a copy from the label since it sold out very quickly. Die Healing was released on CD in 1995. It was never originally released on vinyl. This edition consists of 500 Black and 500 Green copies with embossed / cmyk+silver cover and booklet which includes lyrics, reviews and a forward by Dave Chandler himself.

 

Here it is featured with the Japanese style obi taken off.

 

We kept the labels simple for this release.

 

24 x 12 insert. For the cover we used an image that was used on the cd. Silver on the logo. One of my favorite methods that we used for this part of the layout was that instead of blurring the image to come up with a grayscale or cmyk image we opted to blow it up as is and keep the original halftone dots; pure black and white to avoid moiré.

 

The outcome gives halftone dots an organic natural rawness, perfect for Vitus.

 

The inside of the gatefold insert.

Thanks, up the punks!

 

P.S. on a side note anyone else notice how thrash metal came back a few years ago but (almost?) everyone seemed to forget the rototoms? If you don’t know what I mean listen to the first second and a half of Kreators’ ‘Pleasure to Kill’ and Possessed ‘Burning in Hell’ 0:15-0:17.

10/10/2011

Kicking Spit “Truth or Consequences” music video

Here’s the new video for Kicking Spit. The music was recorded by Mark Bronzino who also plays guitar in the band and in A.N.S. The video was originally shot and edited by Peter Azen. Scotty from Tankcrimes came to me with a concept and I went from there with some animation and compositing.

Two of my bands are having releases around the same time. I worked on the layout for both of these releases. Bad Coyotes came out with a 45 a few weeks ago. Here’s a of it of it on the record player:

The cover of the seven inch with hand drawn logo by Jason Coyote, the singer:

And my other band Uptown Leisure Boys cassette should be out soon as well: