Joy Division - this design work is over 30 years old and re-inforces how clean design will always stand the test of time. This band was super minimal in everything they did from music, lp covers and the photographs that were published of them. This same genius approach was also carried over into New Order.
Bowie the brand . Regardless of the year, decade or his age, David Bowie has always been in complete control over his brand. Album covers, music, photographs being used etc. have shown consistency since the beginning of his career. He has always maintained a clean approach to his work. Many brands could learn from David Bowie. I have been paying attention to him since grade 6…
Burtynsky’s skill as a photographic colourist is evident in most of his work, but perhaps most strikingly in a group of photographs of nickel tailings near Sudbury, Ontario.
Juxtaposing pulsating orange against a glossy black background, he extracts spectacular images from a landscape that many might consider unphotogenic. The startling colours are those we see when lava flows from an erupting volcano, which is perhaps why we immediately associate this image with natural disaster.
In actual fact, the intense reds and oranges are caused by the oxidation of the iron that is left behind in the process of separating nickel and other metals from the ore.
NIN are currently riding a wave of success that is well beyond most of the bands out there. They have obviously been around since the 80’s and Trent has evolved into not just an incredible musician, but I would also say a really great example of what it means to control your brand in today’s business environment. Scroll through the nin blog and you will be exposed to incredible graphics, branding, photography and film making.
Trent is an important reference point for any of us in the branding and design space.