Romanian-born, Portugal-based designer Nicolae Negura works under the name cucubaou and turns out thoughtful-yet-edgy illustrations with a distinctly European flair. His winning designs for Nelly Furtado and Alpine use strong, simple images and saturated colors. (more…)
Dyck talked with Creative Allies to share his where he finds inspiration, including some unexpected forums. (more…)
Hayley Leaf (aka leafo) won Heart’s Creative Allies contest during the summer of 2012, and she followed it up this year by winning the KT Tunstall tour art competition in July. With those projects to show, Leaf has kept busy as plenty of local Manchester, England bands approached her for help. “It’s great because I’ve always admired band artwork and collected many books on this such as Gig Posters,” Leaf says. “To think that I am now getting the opportunity to design these myself is absolutely brilliant.” (more…)
“Well album artwork has always been very important to me,” said Jonathan Vandenbroeck, better known as Milow, in a interview with Creative Allies. “I’ve released three albums, and every time I try to to really pay a lot of attention to the album artwork. And, my latest album that came out a few years ago, North and South, had actually the most ambitious artwork project so far.”
“You know, we were working with this guy named Mike Perry,” said Nicholas Petricca of Walk the Moon on the artist for their self-titled album.
“We were giving him ideas for what we thought the cover should be, and he was giving us stuff and everything was great, but nothing was quite right,” said Petricca. “Nothing was quite fitting.” (more…)
As Ben Riddell, the Art Director for AC Entertainment knows, there’s a lot more to a successful festival than just a stellar music lineup. He is currently at work on the branding of a new festival, Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit (which takes many cues from Moogfest, previously promoted by AC Entertainment). Ben talked to Creative Allies about what makes for great festival art, and his thoughts on the Mountain Oasis merch design contest.