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  • movies | Marc Bessant
    its not a particularly good film but its saving grace is the dark synth tones of Craig Safan s score which menacingly runs throughout proceedings The original artwork was all black and red as per the biological hazard symbol but I was keen to do something a little more derivitive of the laboratories in which the action takes place so I went mostly white and agar plate red The image on the cover is a paint and pixels affair my hand pressed on to paper watercolours and a flick of paint here and there stretched and embellished on the Mac then printed on uncoated white white board The insert is a mish mash of original tape boxes films stills my mucky fingerprints and mid80s computer type all in a bit of a mess as the intention was to give the impression the art layout itself was somehow infected affected Fittingly topped off with red white splatter vinyl well what else Warning Sign by Craig Safan is available on CD Ltd Ed Vinyl from Invada Records Cheers Drive Posted on April 12th 2012 design movies Music Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Invada records asked me to

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  • Real World Records 25 | Marc Bessant
    Uncategorized video Real World Records 25 Posted on July 24th 2014 Artwork design Music Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Real World Records celebrate 25 years of musical discovery by releasing 48 tracks over 3CDs a booklet and poster all neatly housed in a clamshell box Wooden block prints were used to create the shapes which eventually made up the typography scanned then coloured using the

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  • A Midsummer Night’s Poster | Marc Bessant
    Night s Poster Posted on July 23rd 2014 Artwork design fun with drawing and colouring in posters Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us As well as designing during the day on the odd occasion I like to spend my spare time doing the exactly the same tragic i know such was the case with the above poster for a neighbouring town s drama society version of

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  • Blog | Marc Bessant | graphic art & design | Page 2
    the first album perhaps I was keen to be as uncompromising ugly with the cover image as possible here i am this is me no frills just a portrait that followed you around the room something to put on the mantelpiece to keep the kids away from the fire hopefully whilst listening to the record player A cracking album thats well worth a listen Adrian Utley In C Posted on November 8th 2013 Artwork design Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us In early February 2013 I attended a concert in Bristol where Adrian Utley s Guitar Orchestra were to perform Terry Riley s In C with over 20 guitarists a few keyboardists and a glockenspiel I was there to take photographs as I had been asked by Adrian if I would design the sleeve for the record which would later be released by the increasing eclectic Invada label I was unfamiliar with the original although I new it had quite a following and was held in high musical regard but I quite honestly did not know what to expect An hour after the hammer hit its first note on the glockenspiel I was quite mesmerised this hypnotic ever increasing wall of sound tumbling over itself and through itself was quite an ear opener and I new immediately this would be an enjoyable record to design for The cover itself went through a number iterations some of which you can see in the picture above before reaching the simplest conclusion A shape emanating from the centre like ripples in a pond barely distinguishable from its background hypnotic and repetitive yet compelling and tangible originally I wanted the concentric C to be debossed but budget wouldn t allow so opted for the spot UV varnish instead Using shades of the same colour throughout right up to the clear vinyl disc the intention being to reflect the singular motif of the music but recognise and display its various tones In C is available on CD LP here www invada co uk and i ll scratch yours Posted on July 30th 2013 Artwork design Music Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us and i ll scratch yours is the second part of the song swap project initiated by Peter Gabriel in 2009 the prequel scratch my back was brought out in 2010 and can be seen in various guises on this site In the same way that Peter had seen the music I had always seen the sleeves as being two halves of a whole and at the same time opposites of each other SMB was inviting sensuous and feminine and AISY would be its dramatic male counterpart which I hoped would both contrast and compliment I d had the idea of using a sting or something that scratched back fairly early on so contacted photographer Steve Gschmeissner to asked if he could shoot some nettle leaves stings he kindly obliged and sent back about a dozen

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  • Inspiration | Marc Bessant
    faced with wonderful things i had lasted about 20 minutes on Batman Begins before the first blub surfaced and i was determined to hold it together this time round 7 minutes later i broke To be honest i was thankful for the extra liquid around the eyes because for the next 2 hours or so i dare not blink I was gripped by my tear drenched collars lifted from my seat slapped by every member of crew and cast and left exhausted and totally exhilarated by this film Absolutely brilliant Go see it Take a friend then go again Graphic Exchange kinda like Swop Shop but with 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 in your house then he sells stuff too at his sister site harmonie interieure he also has this set up where you can swap work of your own for work of his nice idea i reckon Who watches the Watchmen Posted on July 23rd 2008 Inspiration Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us we will in our droves next year if the trailers anything to go by 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 he makes seem less deliberate than some here but then thats me just being picky UK Rock Poster tour 2008 Posted on July 5th 2008 Inspiration Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Friday saw the the arrival of a joint exhibition of Rock Poster art from San Francisco based Firehouse and the locally brewed 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 english than the current faux american stuff currently hogging the gallery walls not sure meself what i mean by that but i m sure we must have a style of our own right anyways they were top geezers i only wish i could have talked further to the Jacknife lot what with them being local and all it might be nice to collaborate sometime in the future

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  • paintings | Marc Bessant
    on May 23rd 2011 Artwork paintings posters Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Recently finished poster for a local dramatic society production of Arthur Miller s The Crucible Alas not the official poster still its a brilliantly written play full to the brim with dark imagery which i just couldn t help putting pen to paper over An alternative portrait of Edward Colston Posted on September

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  • Tshirts | Marc Bessant
    Chirpy chirpy cheap cheap Posted on March 31st 2009 design Tshirts Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us Heres a new T shirt design that was put together for RealWorld recently I know the birds thing is something thats been well used over the past couple of years but if you saw the view from my window then it d all make sense pick up this chirpy

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  • Uncategorized | Marc Bessant
    London Dates 18 November 2010 9 January 2011 Opening times 11am 6pm Admission FREE Venue gallery oxo Oxo Tower Wharf South Bank London SE1 9PH More details on The Art of the Album can be found here Contaminated Waters Posted on October 12th 2010 Uncategorized Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us When i was younger there was an old guy who lived by my mums place who had a studio in his garage where he would hand paint pub signs i would walk by and see him in there working on various unfinished pieces that would soon adorn drinking spots around the country it was fascinating work in what was a very underrated artform which is sadly now like the pubs themselves victims of hamfisted corporate giants I like to think gig posters should also work in the same way as the pub signs of old encapsulating a sense of place time and atmosphere a clue as to what s behind the door The poster above was done for Diego and the Dissidents album launch event i d subsequently put the sleeve art together based on an old linocut of a tall ship i d found and this was another chance to do something along those lines I love these old ships and stories of the sea comes from growing up on the coast i guess anyways enough nostalgia should be a good gig if the albums anything to go by Peter Gabriel New Blood poster Posted on September 16th 2010 Uncategorized Share this post Facebook Twitter Digg StumbleUpon Del icio us OK Due to high interest and kind comments I have decided to do a short print run of the new New Blood poster Printed on 100 cotton rag paper and measuring 420x594mm the print is for sale on a first come first served once they re gone they re gone basis I will sign them number them roll them and post them to you for only 25 inc P P each Once again thanks to all those PG facebookers who took the time to comment You can purchase the poster here Please Note These posters are exclusive to PG com and will not be available at any of the current New Blood gigs Peter Gabriel New Blood poster II Posted 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

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