Nouvelle Vague 3 album sleeve – Dylan Kendle/Tomato

Dylan Kendle of design studio Tomato has created the art­work for the third Nouvelle Vague album.

The creation of the cover was a mixture of the digital with the analogue – for example, the numerals on the cover were designed digitally before being made in a4 plywood and then printed using an old flypress (a manually operated screwpress with a massive ball-weighted handle on top). To create the large text for the cover, Kendle used vintage wooden headline type bought on eBay, with the credits and additional label copy made using a junior typewriter. “Sore fingers,” is his comment on the latter process. Finally, the imagery for the cover was originally composed and optimised as digital half­tones before being outputted as laser-etched woodblocks that were used for printing. All the elements are then brought together in the final album and singles sleeves.

Record label: Peacefrog Records
Design/art direction: Dylan Kendle, Tomato
Wood: Roy Middleton


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