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  • Syriana – A life in film | Marc Bessant
    a place where imagination and reality overlap Syriana conjures up images of the busy Damascus streets jewel like houses and desert suns with a touch of spy movie menace With otherworldly qanun and Arabic percussion 1950 s guitar and sonorous double bass A life in film is a Paris Texas like meditation from the Syrian desert This is a vinyl version of Syriana s Road To Damascus album which I

    Original URL path: http://www.marcbessant.com/artwork/syriana-a-life-in-film/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Peter Gabriel ‘New Blood’ USA Tour | Marc Bessant
    Artwork design film fun with drawing and colouring in Inspiration movies Music paintings posters Tshirts Uncategorized video 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

    Original URL path: http://www.marcbessant.com/artwork/peter-gabriel-new-blood-usa-tour/ (2016-02-10)
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  • All Eternals Deck | Marc Bessant
    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 obvious as the titles suggest and I then set about filming on iphone and sourcing archive footage to take grabs from There s something about a video grab its murky and undefined I remember reading a book called Reasons for Knocking at an empty house by Bill Viola and looking at the sequences of distorted video images therein they re unsettling even if they re not meant to be I wanted that vibe like the songs themselves the viewer

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  • Name that Rune | Marc Bessant
    Uncategorized video Name that Rune Posted on January 28th 2011 design Music posters Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Over the past couple of months i have been fortunate enough to be working with The Mountain Goats providing artwork for their forthcoming album All Eternals Deck I ll post more info on the entire project and also show pics of cd vinyl packaging when I get

    Original URL path: http://www.marcbessant.com/design/name-that-rune/ (2016-02-10)
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  • New Blood on the road | Marc Bessant
    on January 21st 2011 design posters Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us For a couple of nights this March PG is taking his New Blood show to the Hammersmith Apollo these dates have been added to allow for the possibility of filming the concert in 3D for a forthcoming release It all happened a bit quick therefore I had to pull something together for print in

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  • Blog | Marc Bessant | graphic art & design | Page 5
    on September 8th 2010 Uncategorized Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us This week has seen me working on a new poster for the 2nd leg of Peter Gabriel s New Blood Tour Its a three colour affair consisting of the human arterial system and a caged mocking bird a songbird which sings the songs of others I was unsure whether to run a load of these out but its had a good response so I just might Little Axe Gig Poster Posted on August 25th 2010 Uncategorized Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Last couple of days I ve been working on this tour poster for Skip Little Axe McDonald just the right side of messy I reckon Always nice to get back to basics Clear as Crystal Posted on August 4th 2010 design Music Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Capture 1995 2010 is a two disc 15 year retrospective of the Afro Celt Sound System A few months back i met up with James McNally who d had the idea of making the ACSS logo out of crystal glass As good as it would have been we neither had the budget or the time to cut something physical so I spent an afternoon sketching up how the logo might appear in 3D with Alan Tabrett who makes living from making things look real True to form Al T came up with the goods and the result was the image you can see above the rest of the package consisted of fairly lean clean design incorporating spot silver type which seemed fitting after the smorgasbord of colour that made up the bands five previous studio albums the only colour here being a photograph of an oil painting the group have hanging in their London studio EXIT 451 Posted on August 4th 2010 Uncategorized Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us About a month ago i was contacted by a Canadian group called EXIT 451 who have put together an album with the help of producer Mark Howard U2 Bob Dylan Marianne Faithfull etc of Daniel Lanois crew They are a positive and forward thinking bunch making records running a studio and generally being creative and so i offered my services of which they politely accepted The album was called The Sea Above the Sky the group were into reversibility portals and quantum physics all of which appealed to me I went over to my mums flat on a particularly foggy morning to take some pictures of the sea i was interested in the lack of a horizon line and how one element fades to another turning the image upside down made more of a mindbender out of it suddenly looking like TV static The chopped up lettering added to the uncertainty of it all like some sort of code inviting to be cracked Finally adding a metallic spot copper PMS for good measure Overall

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  • Return To The Ugly Side | Marc Bessant
    are back with a new album early next year titled Return to the Ugly Side Tasked once again with the art design I was given the opportunity to listen to it early on and its a much sharper darker affair this time round they ve certainly picked up some cuts and bruises along the way and of course this needed to be reflected in the sleeve but wait its not

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  • Clear as Crystal. | Marc Bessant
    back i met up with James McNally who d had the idea of making the ACSS logo out of crystal glass As good as it would have been we neither had the budget or the time to cut something physical so I spent an afternoon sketching up how the logo might appear in 3D with Alan Tabrett who makes living from making things look real True to form Al T

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