After having worked with White Lies on their Number 1 debut album, the design team have recently been collaborating with the band again on their new album ‘Big TV’. The campaign features stunning paintings by artist Michael Kagan. We have just added to our portfolio here
Big Active Design were recently commissioned to art direct the forthcoming Elton John project ‘The Diving Board’. All of the artwork features an original portfolio of images from New York based photographer Tim Barber. ‘Home Again’ is the first single from the album, which is due for worldwide release in September.
Congratulations to John Newman on this week’s UK No 1 single. ‘Love Me Again’ will be the 12th consecutive No 1 single to clock up more than 100,000 weekly sales. Nice one John. Creative design by Big Active with silkscreen by Kate Gibb.
Will Sweeney’s first UK exhibition in ten years has just opened at Beach London. The core of the show is a set of drawings based on a recent trip Will made to Mexico, and the many ways that we measure our own mortality – for example the ‘microlives’ that we lose each time we smoke a cigarette. Also featured in the exhibition are two of Will’s most intricate pieces - Shanalorm and Purposemaker, detailing many mini armageddons.
The exhibition runs until 28th July.
Ibiza Rocks kicked off last week with Jake Bugg’s headline show setting the tone for another compelling season and proving that eight years on live bands really hold massive sway on the island. This summer’s highlights at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel and Mallorca Rocks Hotel include headline sets from the likes of Chase & Status, Beady Eye, Dizzee Rascal, Biffy Clyro, Chic and Foals (for the full line-up see here). This week’s show featured another storming set – this time from Rizzle Kicks (above) seen here sporting this year’s must have festival accessory – the Ibiza Rocks onesie – available from the Ibiza Rocks shop. We thoroughly approve!
Big Active Design have just completed work on the new Noah & The Whale album ‘Heart Of Nowhere’. The campaign takes it’s visual theme from the short film directed by front man Charlie Fink which tells the story of a teenage dystopian future, also the basis of the album itself. Markus Karlsson and Mat Maitland created a set of hand tinted images to accompany the strong graphic template which is carried across all packaging.
Adrian recently designed and illustrated an introductory guide to cycling in London, with publishers Herb Lester. The cycle routes were devised in conjunction with bicycle company Tokyo Bikes, who set out to include quieter journeys and interesting stopping-off points.
‘London on Two Wheels’ is available from Herb Lester.