HIM Venus Doom
G R A M M Y A W A R D N O M I N E E 2 0 0 7 . Working with Ville Valo of HIM is always a rewarding creative process. For this package, Ville and Varnish envisioned a madman’s journal. Ville worked side by side at Varnish Studio creating the handwritten pages and collaborating on art. Many Polaroids emerged from these sessions and it was decided they should be included in the book. Convincing reproductions were made and 3 “Polaroids” were randomly placed in each package from a possible of 9. In addition to a Grammy Nomination, this package was featured in the Communication Arts 2008 Design Annual.
Matt 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.”
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