A New Wave of New Wave

Sleeve for Sebastien Tellier’s album, Sexuality, artwork by Manu Cassu. Layout by Olivia Jourde
Here at CR towers we’ve recently received some record sleeve designs that transported us back to the early eighties…

Sebastian Tellier album
Sleeve for Sebastien Tellier’s album, Sexuality, artwork by Manu Cassu. Layout by Olivia Jourde

Here at CR towers we’ve recently received some record sleeve designs that transported us back to the early eighties. Perhaps the most retro looking is the artwork created for Sebastien Tellier‘s new album, Sexuality, and supporting singles (Divine, shown below) on Lucky Number label.

Divine sleeve

ehquestionmark‘s artwork created for Neon Neon (Boom Bip’s collaboration with Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals) also feels a bit new wave. Here is the CD artwork and the 7-inch picture disc of I Lust U.
Label: Lex Records.

Neon Neon album cover
Neon Neon album reverse
I Lust U picture disc
I Lust U picture disc reverse

And it’s not just record sleeve design, we even spotted this 80s throwback video – by Partizan director Kinga Burza for a Ladyhawke track Back Of The Van.

Later this week we’ll show you some more new sleeves which aren’t quite so 80s!

More from CR

New Sony ad

Foam City, Sony ad, agency: Fallon London. Production company: HLA. Director: Simon Ratigan
Fallon in London has come over all foamy for its latest spot for Sony, directed by Simon Ratigan, which sees white bubbles released over a city, whose people seem remarkably happy to receive them.
With it’s slow-motion feel and sparse soundtrack, the ad has strong echoes of the Fallon’s earlier Balls spot for Sony Bravia, but this time without all the colour.

Jaime Hayon Works It

Spread from Spanish designer Jaime Hayon’s new book, Work, showing the finished version of the
Camper-Hayon shoe
Spanish designer, Jaime Hayon has a head of hair as vivacious and shiny as his work. His new book, Work, offers a full-bodied insight into his elaborately quirky, yet impeccably realised designs. From opulent table lamps mimicking a skyward explosion of bubbles, to a pair of overtly chic monochromatic shoes (designed for Camper), Hayon and timid are two words that dispel each other like incompatible magnets…

Corbis Readymech cameras

Peyote pinhole camera
For those of you who are fans of both old-fashioned camera techniques and origami, Corbis have created a website that might have just the thing for you.
The website has a number of camera designs that can be downloaded as pdfs and then printed off, with full instructions how to turn them into the workable pinhole cameras. Here is a selection of the designs, which were created by Fwis design studio especially for Corbis – we think they’re rather nice. Visit corbis.com/readycam to join in the fun.

Paul Arden

“He looked at the same things, yet saw something different.” Graham Fink pays tribute to a true one-off

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Graphic Designer

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
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Integrated Designer

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