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I’d assume the majority of you who follow my tumblr are most familiar with my film music, but I also do a lot of design and conceptual work with my family at The Made Shop. This year we’ll be speaking at the upcoming Adobe MAX creativity conference in Los Angeles about our approach to physical design (much of which overlaps with the way I approach making music for movies).

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Hey!

The Made Shop is speaking at this year’s Adobe Max conference in L.A.

Our talk is called “Handmade Digital” and we’ll be talking about a number of recent projects we’ve done using large-scale physical construction of graphic and typographic elements. Should be an interesting conversation. If you’re attending the conference or know anyone who is we’d love to have you!

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First glimpse at the new labels Marke and I developed for our favorite whiskey. Unfortunately, I missed the bottling party and this stuff is in such high demand that it is nearly impossible to find outside of Colorado. My stash is slowly dwindling out here on the East Coast :/

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Most people don’t know it, but every bottle of Stranahan’s is hand- bottled, labeled, and packaged by volunteers and friends at Bottling Parties (with pizza and a bottle of Stranahan’s as “payment”).

Last week, as a sort of celebration, The Made Shop and a bunch of our friends went down to the distillery to run the bottling line for a day on one of the first batches bearing the new labels we designed.

All our friends in this video are dear to us — and, I’m proud to say we nearly set a record for speed and quality control :)  If you happen to pick up a bottle in the next few months, look for Batch #90 — that’s us!

(Video shot and produced by Michael Chiarelli)

sonlux
Hey folks, check out all the latest offerings from Son Lux this month… and take your own chance to remix the cover artwork we made during the 28-smoke bomb photoshoot! 
sonlux:

WE ARE RISING - RE-IMAGINED
(wanna help?)
Well, here we are. March 1. Last year today I was catching my breath, having spent the 28 days of February making We Are Rising. So I’ve spent this February celebrating the anniversary with new live recordings, a video from the studio, releasing instrumentals, and sharing big news of collaborations and even more collaborations.
But while you weren’t looking, I also commissioned a completely diverse and mega-talented group of nine artists to re-imagine the entire album start-to-finish.
Not only that, but I’m now asking YOU and PEOPLE YOU KNOW to get involved.
The good people of The Made Shop, who so brilliantly devised and executed the album artwork, complete with cranes and smoke bombs, have made available the Photoshop file and even some B-roll from the shoot, SO THAT YOU CAN REMIX THE IMAGE (or someone you know can).
HERE is the link to download the goods.
Spread the word and let’s come up with a cover for the remix album!

Hey folks, check out all the latest offerings from Son Lux this month… and take your own chance to remix the cover artwork we made during the 28-smoke bomb photoshoot

sonlux:

WE ARE RISING - RE-IMAGINED

(wanna help?)

Well, here we are. March 1. Last year today I was catching my breath, having spent the 28 days of February making We Are Rising. So I’ve spent this February celebrating the anniversary with new live recordings, a video from the studio, releasing instrumentals, and sharing big news of collaborations and even more collaborations.

But while you weren’t looking, I also commissioned a completely diverse and mega-talented group of nine artists to re-imagine the entire album start-to-finish.

Not only that, but I’m now asking YOU and PEOPLE YOU KNOW to get involved.

The good people of The Made Shop, who so brilliantly devised and executed the album artwork, complete with cranes and smoke bombs, have made available the Photoshop file and even some B-roll from the shoot, SO THAT YOU CAN REMIX THE IMAGE (or someone you know can).

HERE is the link to download the goods.

Spread the word and let’s come up with a cover for the remix album!

sonlux
Check out these beautiful shots of the Son Lux cover art that Marke & I did a couple months ago. Always super-exciting to see the final physical packaging come together. Love me that disc color, yes I do!
sonlux:

THING OF BEAUTY.
Just look how nice these CDs look, thanks to the Made Shop. Can’t wait for the LIMITED-EDITION 180g COLORED VINYL!

 Come to my Album Release Show on 6/28 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn and get one from my personal stash

The CD tray gives me a serious case of the Mickey Mouse. Not ideal, but whatever.

Check out the Made Shop’s site for some incredible b-roll from the shoot, and then hire them.

Check out these beautiful shots of the Son Lux cover art that Marke & I did a couple months ago. Always super-exciting to see the final physical packaging come together. Love me that disc color, yes I do!

sonlux:

THING OF BEAUTY.


Just look how nice these CDs look, thanks to the Made Shop. Can’t wait for the LIMITED-EDITION 180g COLORED VINYL!

 Come to my Album Release Show on 6/28 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn and get one from my personal stash

The CD tray gives me a serious case of the Mickey Mouse. Not ideal, but whatever.

Check out the Made Shop’s site for some incredible b-roll from the shoot, and then hire them.

I mentioned earlier that our buddies in The Fray are opening for U2 this Saturday and I’ve decided to post a few (previously unseen) images from our cover shoots during the lead-up to this weekend.
This shot depicts Marke and me in the final stages of setting up the cover photo for the single “Never Say Never” somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. The buzz of neon and fluorescent tubes feels pretty amazing in the middle of a forest.
I’m always so excited to work on band projects like this because it is pretty much the equivalent of getting funded to make crazy art projects.

I mentioned earlier that our buddies in The Fray are opening for U2 this Saturday and I’ve decided to post a few (previously unseen) images from our cover shoots during the lead-up to this weekend.

This shot depicts Marke and me in the final stages of setting up the cover photo for the single “Never Say Never” somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. The buzz of neon and fluorescent tubes feels pretty amazing in the middle of a forest.

I’m always so excited to work on band projects like this because it is pretty much the equivalent of getting funded to make crazy art projects.