Daily Design #266. Thinking about candy canes today. Not my favorite candy by any means but I do like their design. Also been getting a lot of Duran Duran traffic the past few weeks. Just want to say welcome. I am listing to their new album right now and it is absolutely a pleasant surprise to say the least. The best album from them in years! See you all tomorrow with another design! ~Sean.
I was informed earlier today that the band was sent the link to Circadian Creative! So John, Nick, Simon and Roger – Welcome, I hope you like what you see and thanks for stopping by! Also, thank you for 30 years of great music!
Today I close my Duran Duran design spree with a concert poster. This was an actual show from 1987. It was my first Duran Duran show and, unofficially, my first concert. I can’t consider this a completely original design. However, I will consider it an original layout. The red, black and gold stars and bars graphic was a prominent design element for The Strange Behaviour Tour. It was featured on the cover of the concert program. Other merchandise donned the graphic as well. Personally, I used to own the program and a t-shirt. Where I took liberties can be seen in the textured effect I applied to the red back ground. The original designs featured solid colors. I used the black stripes to frame the three members of the band, converting the images to black and white and under exposing and diminishing their contrast a bit to maintain the original solid black bars as much as possible. I then added the concert details at the top on either side of the star. I also utilized the star to highlight the name of the opening act. That’s about it. Hope you like. Tomorrow is a new day and a new band, or musical artist. Who will it be? I don’t know yet. See you all then.. ~Sean
Today we go back to the early 80’s again with the Duran Duran single Night Boat. The song projects an eerie feeling in both lyric and melody and if you’ve every seen the video it will leave you with chill. The video features zombies wandering around near a boat dock on a lake. The band members running and hiding from the specters which seem to greet them at every corner. I believe Simon LeBon is even possessed. Scary stuff. I depicted dark water with the title of the song and band’s name overlaid in white. I used a retro font to capture that mid century design feeling that I love. On a side note, the photo is one that I took from a paddle boat back in 2008. Hope you like. ~Sean
Today created artwork for the track My Own Way, which can be found on the RIO album. I used simple shape forms, arrows, to represent direction. I also borrowed similar colors from the album artwork found on the RIO album jacket keeping it simple by only utilizing two of those colors, a lavender blue and medium plum red. See you all tomorrow! ~Sean
Today I designed around an old Photo of the Fab Five! This image couldn’t possibly have been taken anytime after 1982. This design addresses nothing specific. Just the band as they were right before they took the music world by storm. I was humming the tune Planet Earth in my head as I worked this on up. “Bop bop bop, Ba Bop bop bop ba, this is planet earth!” I posted the video on the Circadian Creative Facebook page if you are feeling nostalgic. Enjoy.
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This morning I was browsing Facebook and watched a video update from Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes. He said the band was working in the studio material for a forth coming album. In fact, he mentioned the title of one of the songs. The title of the track is “King of Nowhere” so I was inspired to create artwork for the potential single. I kept to a minimalist design. Not knowing exactly what the song is about I chose the iconic crown to represent a king. The title of the song is set on the black half of the background, perhaps signifying a place called nowhere. Anyway, that’s it for today, hope you enjoy!
See you all tomorrow.