Neptune’s Moons Poster
Tuesday September 24th 2013, 7:59 pm
Filed under: music,portfolio,type and typography

Neptune's Moons

Show poster designed for the upcoming Neptune’s Moons concert presented by the Howl Arts Collective. Though the central graphic acts as a literal interpretation of the title, the poster also makes subtle reference to Afro-futurist aesthetics and sci-fi 70s funk in the digitally-lettered title treatment. It’s too bad we won’t be printing this with glow-in-the-dark ink!

In conceiving of the show, Kaie highlighted this quote by Marc Dery:

“Hack this: Why do so few African-Americans write science fiction, a genre whose close encounters with the Other — the stranger in a strange land — would seem uniquely suited to the concerns of African-American novelists? Yet, to this writer’s knowledge, only Samuel R. Delany, Octavia Butler,Steve Barnes, and Charles Saunders have chosen to write within the genre conventions of SF. This is especially perplexing in light of the fact that African-Americans are, in a very real sense, the descendants of alien abductees. They inhabit a sci-fi nightmare in which unseen but no less impassable force fields of intolerance frustrate their movements; official histories undo what has been done to them; and technology, be it branding, forced sterilization, the Tuskegee experiment, or tasers, is too often brought to bear on black bodies.”

– Mark Dery, Black to the Future


Neptune’s Moons event page here.

Song for Saturday: Made You Die
Saturday July 20th 2013, 9:04 am
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Brahja Waldman’s Quintet Street Poster
Tuesday May 28th 2013, 11:55 pm
Filed under: events,music,news,portfolio

Brahja Waldman's Quintet Poster

Street poster designed for Brahja Wladman’s Quartet (Quintet for the show) double album launch this Friday at Café Resonance. Howl co-produced the album, and I also designed the CD packaging, images coming soon.

Facebook event here. Photo by the city’s best poster paster-upper, Stefan Christoff.

Song for Saturday: Atmosphere
Saturday May 18th 2013, 6:34 pm
Filed under: music

RIP Ian Curtis.

Song for Saturday: Swans
Saturday April 20th 2013, 5:57 pm
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Song for Sunday: Siskiyou – Twigs and Stones
Sunday December 16th 2012, 12:20 pm
Filed under: music

A beautiful song by Siskiyou, and a beautiful video by Brett Story, for a chilly day.

Song for Saturday: Cause = Time
Saturday November 10th 2012, 1:10 pm
Filed under: music

A classic from Broken Social Scene, and such a strange video!

Howl VI
Sunday September 30th 2012, 2:00 pm
Filed under: events,music,portfolio

Please join us on Friday Oct. 5th for the next concert in the Howl series. We’re very excited to showcase Léopard et Moi and Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche, two local avant-garde rock ensembles working on the creative frontlines of this city.

Members of both groups were deeply involved in the student strike, and we will also take this opportunity to celebrate the victories of the movement with groups that contributed to the material culture of the strike tabling at the event.

3 – demo by lesoleiletsabouche

More info on Howl Arts.

RSVP on facebook here.

Heavy Pop
Sunday September 09th 2012, 9:16 pm
Filed under: inspirations,music

I’ve been sick for a week now, and I’m feeling like if I don’t start making something beautiful soon, I’m just gonna die (melodramatic, I know, but true in this feverish state). I recently rediscovered WU LYF thanks to a smart tip from John. Their debut album from last year, Go Tell Fire to the Mountain, is a brilliant work, drenched in beauty, an almost over-the-top sincerity of expression.

I want to make art that looks like this sounds.

Also worth watching in these times, their insane revolution/riot video for DIRT.

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