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  • Peter Gabriel Scratch My Back – ‘New Blood’ Tour Visuals | Marc Bessant
    some good responses Perhaps not quite as purely graphic orientated as it could have been given more time but I think what was achieved in the time was well worth the effort and went some way towards what I envisaged The particularly late in the day idea I had this time round being that all the visuals for the Scratch My Back part of the show would be generated by the sound of the orchestra and or Peter s vocal sort of like cymatics only digital using processing I wanted the show to look sound like this great machine had awoke and the orchestra was its beating heart Each track then responsible for showing a different emotion of the machine with the colours red white black being dominant throughout to tie in with all the print art Alas doing this sort of thing live was deemed a little risky so a few magic tricks had to be done as to appear it were I really wanted the audience to leave with a real sense of having seen something very different for this sort of show something that would perhaps be more at home in a nightclub as opposed to a

    Original URL path: http://www.marcbessant.com/design/peter-gabriel-scratch-my-back-new-blood-tour-visuals/ (2016-02-10)
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  • BEAK>> | Marc Bessant
    bass and simple infectious drum breaks make for a unique sound blissfully uncomplicated and heroically uninterested in the regularly ploughed increasingly barren record company furrows What a wonderful breath of fresh air The design of their second album had to be approached in much the same way simple hypnotic repetitive code devoid of regular language yet immediately identifiable The group immediately got behind the idea of its suits their sensibilities

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  • Chick Corea – The Continents | Marc Bessant
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.marcbessant.com/design/chick-corea-the-continents/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Iarla Ó Lionáird – Foxlight | Marc Bessant
    5th 2011 design Music Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Soon to be released on RealWorld records comes Foxlight by Iarla O Lionaird Fortunately for me especially considering my current workload this was all quite straightforward Iarla wanted to use one of Susan Derges photographs on the cover I d worked with her before so I knew we were in safe hands there and Susan really

    Original URL path: http://www.marcbessant.com/design/iarla-o-lionaird-foxlight/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Peter Gabriel ‘New Blood’ Deluxe Edition | Marc Bessant
    Hammersmith Apollo concert the new studio album as well as a CD of live recordings add in 60 pages with over 200 colour photographs from York Tillyer of the recording rehearsing and playing it really is the everything but the kitchen sink version I had to turn this around very quickly i always seem to be typing that and it took a few late nights but i think the result

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  • Further Explorations | Marc Bessant
    from Jazz trio Chick Corea Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian although not a tribute record this is a Bill Evans inspired project in fact the title itself is derived from the classic Bill Evans album from the 60s titled Explorations with both Paul and Eddie being part of Evans original Trio and Chick Corea playing composing new trio songs I started by looking at some of Paul Motians earlier work

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  • Blog | Marc Bessant | graphic art & design | Page 4
    children play basketball in between school and funerals Some residents are part of a long legacy of caretaking families others are new transplants and find they must share their bed with an additional body Death Of A Cemetery is an inspiring independent documentary made by Phil Britton and Jeanie Duque Dizon I was asked to work on the titles which in turn led to me doing a poster above Paint pens and mac Official site here WOMAD at Bristol Zoo poster Posted on March 22nd 2011 Artwork design posters Uncategorized Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Exactly as it says on the tin A poster for WOMAD at Bristol Zoo Started a while ago passed from cage to cage and completed today Peter Gabriel New Blood USA Tour Posted on March 18th 2011 Artwork design Music posters Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Peter Gabriel has announced a number of dates in North America further details here Above is the poster once again utilising one of Steve Gschmeissner s micrographs showing a single white blood cell nestled among many red neighbours All Eternals Deck Posted on March 8th 2011 Artwork design Music Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us When I first spoke with John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats about the aesthetic of his new record he said he d like to see a mix of ancient divinity and 1980s fear mixed with a sort of contemporary wicca I thought wow this guys record had better be good He didn t disappoint When he sent me the songs demo s at first I could see immediately where he was coming from the rich tapestry of well crafted lyrics take you along a journey you dare not switch over from On a slight tangent when i was younger a friend of mine had a pirate copy of The Exorcist I was genuinely scared to have this small label less Betamax tape in my house its two white spools staring at me in the darkness Poltergeist had a similar vibe the portal in the corner of our homes where you can literally switch to the other side There was something about that 80s supernatural austerity I should point out this album isn t at all death metal altho John is a big fan and its always a risk that it might end up looking so bearing in mind the previous two paragraphs No this album had to look classy and minimal invite you to pick up and examine further saving the chaos til you open the box It had to be black except for some delicate spot silver typography of course something rune like but with a modern twist Sam Chirnside had a prototype face that with a tweek here and there worked perfectly So then a modern mysticism John agreed we were up and running John sent me short descriptions of all of the songs most are not as

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  • Peter Gabriel ‘New Blood’ | Marc Bessant
    tip of a needle coloured for enhancement for this sleeve I really wanted something that had a point of origin the very beginning of things along with an object associated with drawing blood or making a new mark Steve s is a fantastic guy to work with one minute I can say whats a cell on the edge of a razor blade like or can we cut a cell in

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