This one is also still available from Tankcrimes on Splatter.
This one is also still available from Tankcrimes on Splatter.
Probably the highest profile job that has most recently come out that I was a part of in the layout / design was the Cannabis Corpse Beneath the Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise LP/CD on Tankcrimes. Crazy concept from the band with art by Andrei Bouzikov, logo by Barf. Check it out:
Listen to a track here.
Some other cool new stuff going on at Tankcrimes that I had the pleasure to work on was the screen printed jacket for Night Fever, here is the mock up:
And then the actual screen print photo, printed on chipboard, 3 up, uncut:
Insert here, pretty much exactly as they sent it with a minor text addition and some pre-press work:
The cassette version of the Night Fever folded out, pretty much just reiterated the LP insert to fit in a cassette J-card; along with the Obsessor tape cover, (logo by Sean McGrath art by Andrei Bouzikov):
Night Fever tape and tape case:
To order Night Fever from Tankcrimes click here.
To order Obsessor from Tankcrimes click here.
Another amazing project that recently came out that was awesome to work on was the Conqueror box set. The packaging here is insane, definitely first time for a metal box made in china for me. They are a brutal Black Metal band from Canada, this amazing release is on Nuclear War Now! productions:
I also helped out with the layout of the regular version of this and the CD. To check out more pictures of this awesome project click here.
To order it from NWN click here.
Another recent project which is totally killer with Nuclear War Now was the Abigail LP / CD The Lord Satan.
This should be out now too so check out the NWN store to purchase it soon too, cheers!
Volture site (custom WordPress template):
Fucking Volture bro! The website is done, check it out. They had a really rad site designed by Nathcore who rules but they needed something that they could easily update so I offered to make them a wordpress powered site. I am happy to say they are really stoked on their new site and that they have been updating it pretty frequently! This band kicks ass.
So the LP layout for the Belgian hardcore band Reproach is finally done! That is exciting stuff! It turned out really cool with sweet Andrei Bouzikov artwork on the cover and back. Next up on the agenda is the CD version, which is basically the same deal but it will include a Japanese translation of the lyrics. Pretty awesome. The CD will be out on Crew For Life from Japan and the LP on Deep Six Records.
I have also been working diligently with the legendary hardcore power violence band Spazz on their La Revancha re-issue. This will be screen printed with white and black ink on chip board which will turn out really classy. Martyrdod are some sick d-beat crusters from Sweden. I just sent off the separations for the screen printed cover of their new album Sect. This is another black and white ink on chip board adventure which is gonna be awesome. It is the Prank Records US edition to be printed over at Monolith Press. There will also be an offset full color version with gatefold covers and insert, so rad!
Do you love 80’s Swedish punk? Get stoked dude because a couple of weeks ago I finished designing the Asta Kask reissues on Prank Records! One of the things I designed is a collection of the 7″ box set. We went for an “ancient” look on these, to try to make them look as much as possible like the original seven inches. We even went as far as designing two color covers (instead of cmyk) and black ink on colored paper for the center labels. My favorite part was redesigning the labels to create the illusion of utmost authenticity.
For example this original was on Pang:
Here’s the redone one on Prank records:
Give Praise Records ‘Enter’ animated gif, Paul changes his site layout pretty frequently so it might be gone by now, it may also make a come back at any given time:
This is a T-shirt logo / illustration design for Kicking Spit. Mark Bronzino from ANS is playing guitar and singing á la Dinosaur Jr. I am really happy with how this illustration turned out. Jackalopes are bad ass. I hope these get printed soon cause I want one! The 90’s are back, forget your iPhone bust out a pager dog.
This is a quick logo design for a new blog by Give Praise Records. Goin’ for some pointy thrashy style.
Record of The Week is a blog that mentions releases over at Pirates Press. Skimming through the first page I found a few gems on Tankcrimes, Nuclear War Now Productions, and Buried by Time and Dust that I helped design or prepare files for print.
Okay back to cranking the finishing touches on Short Fast and Loud #24, 10 year anniversary issue!
This is a Box Set that came out almost a year ago on Tankcrimes. Some of the bands featured in this box-set are Population Reduction, Vitamin X, Cannabis Corpse, Voetsek and ANS. It shows one of my favorite own illustrations. A chicken where the neck folds around the box.
Here it is on template all folded out:
For more pictures of the screen printed process and finished product:
A limited edition poster was printed of just the chicken with out the lines.
I am in Lima, Peru for a couple weeks to play bass with my band Asmereir at Inmortal Fest II. My band’s out of town shows in Arequipa and other provinces near there ended up falling through so we are organising a gig in Barranco instead.
I decided to make a quick flyer with an illustration for the show. The drummer Cesar had a silly idea for it, so I decided to roll with that.
Here’s little bit on the Illustration process.
A quick composite for tracing.
Here is a 300dpi print link of this for those interested.
From time to time people ask me to do some quick flyers for shows. Here is a couple sample’s for some upcoming Bay Area shows.
For this one Scotty from Tankcrimes came up with the idea. He handed me a quick sketch and I did the rest.
This one is for a 2 day festival that Jeff and Athena from Six Weeks are doing for the 10 year anniversary of the Short Fast and Loud zine. I started with SF+L by doing the front cover design of issue #15 in 2006. I have been in charge of doing the layout for the whole thing since then! The next issue will be #24 and will be out and for sale at this 10 year anniversary show.
“Finally available on vinyl, this is a collection of some of DIRECT CONTROL’s finest work. Classic 1980s style hardcore punk done correctly. This LP includes the cult 2003 demo, the “Public Safety” session from 2006 (Maximum Rock N’ Roll named their 2006 hardcore compilation after this song) and the original War All the Time demo from 2002.” –Record description from Tankcrimes.
Available on splatter vinyl and black.
The print ad to appear in the next Maximum Rocknroll and Razorcake Magazine, also used as a web ad on the front page of Tankcrimes:
The splatter vinyl:
Metal Deadness picture disc LP layout – radical original artwork from 1986! Ripping speed metal!:
more info at http://metal-archives.com/release.php?id=47518
buy it at NWN prod
Autopsy – Awakened by Gore LP. Diehard and Regular (not shown) LP layout. I highly doubt I’ll ever get to see a copy of one of these. “In addition to the demo recordings, this release also contains a bonus LP featuring one side of rare and unreleased rehearsal and live recordings while the other side is etched with artwork.” – NWN! prod. Awesome artwork by my partner in crime from Deadfall – Andrei Bouzikov. Also illustrations by Chris Reifert himself!
purchase a copy from NWN prod
This is the Born Against ‘Rebel Sound of Shit and Failure’ LP jacket reissue on Prank Records. The technical print problem with the original Prank Records version of this LP was that the halftone dots weren’t big enough and the overprint wasn’t set properly. This reissue looks much better than the first reissue on Prank and also looks more like the original release put out on Vermiform Records.
Layout for the Municipal Waste LP/CD on Earache:
Conqueror/Black Witchery split LP on Nuclear War Now! Productions:
I have done many many more awesome LP layouts for Nuclear War Now! Productions, and I am excited to be including those soon.
Now for some fantastic stuff on Tankcrimes:
The Abscess/Population Reduction split LP:
Some various LP Layouts:
Toxic Holocaust/Inepsy split LP jacket cover:
Shadow Kingdom Records layouts – Iron Man LP jacket cover:
Various Shadow Kingdom records CD layouts:
This is a promotional video for the Tankcrimes Oakland Brainsqueeze—the American version of the Japanese punk/thrash festival, Yokohama Brainsqueeze, which is happening in about a month. Ross Sewage did an excellent job with the pro-wrestling/Monster Truck ad announcer voices. This was a very fun project to do; it’s not every day that you get to come up with a crazy motion graphics piece for such a wild event.