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  • Peter Gabriel So 25 Box Set | Marc Bessant
    to be held in high regard not to mention if it aint broke etc and that the original graphics along with Trevor Key s portrait of PG was always going to be front and centre Even the marketing bods agreed with that one Beyond the original sleeve art I had a colour palette to work with which I would continue through to the individual 12 record sleeves and finer details like the tail bands of the book PG has long been an exponent of using images instead of words even many of the hand written lyrics I saw had thumbnail sketches in the margins and we talked about creating icons for each of the songs rather than a regular tracklist which I set about drawing then revising till approved some were easier than others some fairly obvious distillations of the lyrics title and some Dont Give Up which appears on the red sleeve for example were influenced by the video of the time For handling production theres no one better in my opinion than Daniel Mason we ve worked together before and I m totally confident that give him any design idea or sketch he ll get it made just how you want it I was in safe hands production wise now I just had to design it I didn t want to do anything that clashed with the original concept but instead support and fit around it so I opted for minimal graphics and different materials to broaden the aesthetic A white wibilin covered hinged box with the original logo type foil blocked matt black and blue on the front and the individual track icons pearl foil blocked down the spine visible on the most part only when reflecting light on opening the box you are presented with a

    Original URL path: http://www.marcbessant.com/artwork/peter-gabriel-so-25-box-set/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Blog | Marc Bessant | graphic art & design | Page 3
    StumbleUpon Del icio us Invada records asked me to put together the LP artwork for the fantastic Cliff Martinez score of the film Drive Its a double album in a gatefold sleeve available in regular black hot pink and picture disc versions available from Invada The Birthday Party Posted on March 7th 2012 Artwork design posters Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Heres a recently finished poster for a local Dramatic Society production of Harold Pinters The Birthday Party A powerful play about Stanley Webber an erstwhile and bespectacled piano player who lives in a rundown English seaside town boarding house run by Meg and Petey Boles Two sinister strangers Goldberg and McCann who arrive supposedly on his birthday and who appear to have come looking for him turn Stanley s apparently innocuous birthday party organized by Meg into a living nightmare A mindbender of a play that s well worth a read Much Ado About Nothing Posted on February 15th 2012 Artwork design posters Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Sorry I ve neglected this blog for a while got a lot on but fear not i ll be adding quite a bit of new stuff soon In the meantime here s a poster I ve just put together for The Bradfordians Theatrical group for the their forthcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare s seventeenth play is a deceptive comedy centred around two pairs of lovers its themes and motifs and ultimately the brief being masks rumour and infidelity those of you that know sign language will recognise the shape of the hands mean to whisper Chick Corea The Continents Posted on November 17th 2011 design Music Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us I recently wrapped up this latest double CD Digipack for Chick Corea a new composition in the spirit of Mozart where jazz Latin and classical converge into a globally inspired concerto for jazz quintet and chamber orchestra The Continents is performed by Corea with an all star orchestra including members of the Harlem String Quartet and Imani Winds among others and conducted by Steven Mercurio at the Manhattan Center Studios The cover shows a hanging sculpture Roll by Swedish artist Stefan Fransson that is a mixed media piece made out of Piano strings vinyl and metal The idea was to show a 3 Dimensional drawing the strings working as lines in space I thought the sculptures continuous sense of motion free flowing energy and inter connected plates were not only indicative of the title but of the project as a whole Solsbury Hill 7 picture disc Posted on September 21st 2011 design Music paintings Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Tucked safely inside the New Blood gatefold LP will be this 7 picture disc of Solsbury Hill The sleeve shows a detail from one of Andy Harper s extremely detailed Grass paintings whilst on the vinyl itself are

    Original URL path: http://www.marcbessant.com/blog/page/3/ (2016-02-10)
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  • The Dark Knight | Marc Bessant
    shows were selling out so we went early to get good seats unashamedly geeky we went into the theatre as the credits were rolling from the previous showing and faced the tuts from the people coming down the stairs as we battled our way up hellbent on capturing the chair of optimum viewing which after a quick row x seat count i found and so with one hour to go and less than fragrant cinema staff sweeping up discarded or preferably fallen from awestruck open mouths popcorn from around our feet we waited first some history i have been a reader of Detective Batman comics since i was old enough to read and before that i was happy to just look at the pictures i had stayed true despite mother natures attempts to outgrow him and Hollywoods best efforts to lampoon him and when Christopher Nolan stepped in and assembled the best of our collective imaginations i like many others had been rewarded Please Mr Nolan don t mess this up How dare i even think he could The opening credits rolled the first rumbles of Hans Zimmer s fantastic score sent a tremor from rows A to Z then

    Original URL path: http://www.marcbessant.com/inspiration/the-dark-knight/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Graphic Exchange… kinda like Swop Shop..but with Graphics | Marc Bessant
    Graphics Posted on July 24th 2008 design Inspiration Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us I recently did an interview with a chap called Fabien Barrell for his design site blog graphic exchange turns out he s a very good designer himself and if as i do you like to have a collection of cardboard tubes containing wonderful prints posters behind every door back of every cupboard

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  • Who watches the Watchmen? | Marc Bessant
    Artwork design film fun with drawing and colouring in Inspiration movies Music paintings posters Tshirts Uncategorized video Who watches the Watchmen Posted on July 23rd 2008 Inspiration Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us we will in

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  • Dark Knights-a-coming | Marc Bessant
    drawing and colouring in Inspiration movies Music paintings posters Tshirts Uncategorized video Dark Knights a coming Posted on July 10th 2008 Inspiration Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us With a hefty nod to Dave McKean s Arkham Asylum comes this new poster from BLT for The Dark Knight reallly nice i think altho i wish they d just ask Dave to do it as the marks

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  • UK Rock Poster tour 2008 | Marc Bessant
    Jacknife to The Croft on Gloucester Road Brizzle i went down with a couple of pals and suffice to say the work on show was excellent and there was plenty of it too i had a good chat with Ron Donovan and Chuck Sperry from Firehouse which was great altho i m concerned i might have bored them to death talking about how english rock posters could be more recognisably

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  • Designer lunches | Marc Bessant
    was fortunate enough to have lunch and chew the cud with Stefan Sagmeister who dropped by the studio en route to a lecture he was giving in Cardiff that evening I ve been a fan of his work for a long time so i was a little worried at first there s always this thing with some designers they re just too up themselves for there own good fortunately Stefan

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