Category Archives: Design

Ally of the Year Interview: Fourscore

April 6th, 2016 By Creative Allies In Ally Spotlight, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Uncategorized, Winners No Comments

2015 was a great year in the Creative Allies world. We paired with a huge range of artists to create incredible designs for t-shirts, album covers, tour posters, postcards, and more. But without you, our independent designers and fans,

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Check out this trick to record your creative process

September 17th, 2014 By Creative Allies In Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Tips No Comments

Ever wanted to record your creative process? Check out this speed portrait of Thom Yorke by Rodrigo Ramos, then try it with one of your own projects. As always, feel free to share it with us! How to record

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Creative Allies Alum Featured on New Orleans Jazz Fest Poster

February 17th, 2014 By Creative Allies In Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Music and Entertainment No Comments

Creative Allies alumni, Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be featured on the 45th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival poster. Designed by Terrance Osborne, this marks the first time a musical group has been featured as part of

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Graphic Design On The Small Screen

February 5th, 2014 By Creative Allies In Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Music and Entertainment No Comments

Music videos are short films, integrating song and imagery that have continuously evolved from the feature films of The Beatles in the 1960′s, to the single track videos that began airing on MTV back in 1981. However, they remain

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Nicolae Negura aka cucubaou is 2013 Ally of the Year

January 6th, 2014 By Creative Allies In Ally Spotlight, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration No Comments

Romanian-born, Portugal-based designer Nicolae Negura works under the name cucubaou and turns out thoughtful-yet-edgy illustrations with a distinctly European flair. And, with two winning designs (for Nelly Furtado  and Alpine) along with a slew of Editor’s Choice designs throughout 2013, he

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Ally Spotlight: Matt Dyck

January 6th, 2014 By Creative Allies In Ally Originals, Ally Spotlight, Design, Illustration No Comments

Canadian designer Matt Dyck (of MattDyckStudios) and winner of the Robert Randolph and The Family Band commemorative art contest has been working in graphic design for more than a decade. Dyck talked with Creative Allies to share his where

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Ally Spotlight: Ivan Sciberras

December 19th, 2013 By Creative Allies In Ally Originals, Ally Spotlight, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration No Comments

Ivan Sciberras  a designer from the rural village of Gharghur in Malta, creates bold, graphic images imbued with shadow and light. His winning submissions for Creative Allies include haunting works for Counting Crows and Dan Reardon. Angular, saturated pieces

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Pushing the boundaries of music: designing a graphic for Mountain Oasis

September 23rd, 2013 By Creative Allies In Contests, Design, Graphic Design, Music and Entertainment No Comments

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

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Beatles album art, part 3

September 19th, 2013 By Creative Allies In Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Music and Entertainment One Comment

This is Part-3 of a three part series on Beatles cover art. Check out Part 1 for albums from the early-mid 60′s including With The Beatles, Rubber Soul, and “The Butcher Cover.” For Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Yellow Submarine,

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Beatles album art, part 2

September 12th, 2013 By Creative Allies In Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Music and Entertainment No Comments

This is Part 2 of a three part series on the cover art of the Beatles. Check out Part 1 for albums from the early-mid 60′s including With the Beatles, Rubber Soul, and “The Butcher Cover.”

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