My Chemical Romance Conventional Weapons
FEATURED IN COMMUNICATION ARTS DESIGN ANNUAL 2013 During the recording of 2010’s, “Danger Days,” My Chemical Romance shelved ten finished songs — enough music to constitute a whole other album. Varnish, having a long-standing relationship with the band, was approached to create art for the shelved songs and design a special series of five 7-inch 45rpm records, each with two tracks. With just simple sketches from the band and the title “Conventional Weapons”, Varnish created this limited release set, that quickly sold out.
MATT VARNISHMatt Taylor a.k.a. Matt Varnish (or simply "Varnish") is a Grammy award-winning art director and the proprietor of Varnish Studio Inc. Founded in August of 2006, Varnish Studio Inc has worked with some of the most prominent names and brands in music and entertainment today from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Blizzard Entertainment. Varnish prides itself on the ability to quickly adapt to a client's needs and create compelling art and design across a wide spectrum of genres and applications. Varnish has extensive packaging experience and can provide complete production and manufacturing solutions in addition to the design. Over the past few years, Varnish has expanded its services to include the craft beer industry, offering design, production, merchandising, packaging, websites and branding. In 2012, Varnish's Lost Abbey Ultimate Box Set won the attention of the craft beer world as well as a BevStar award for "Most Innovative Product Collection." Varnish Studio Inc has recently relocated to the greater Denver area after serving a 14-year creative tour of duty in the City of Angels. Drop us a line or an email. Let us show you how "Everything looks better with Varnish™"
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