Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
G R A M M Y A W A R D W I N N E R 2 0 0 6 . It doesn’t get much more legendary or unique than the Chili Peppers. There’s a lot that can be said about this once in a lifetime project (like the crayon drawing Anthony gave Varnish to base the cover on) but, here’s a favorite story: during cover explorations, Varnish was asked to bring work in progress to Rick Rubin’s Laurel Canyon Mansion where the band was rehearsing. Upon arrival, Varnish was asked to wait – the rehearsals were going well. So, for about 30 minutes, the band rehearsed in the next room loud as *bleep*. They rocked out underneath that massive American flag draped from the ceiling, it felt like the paint was peeling from the mansion – all for about 5 people. Not bad, not bad at all.
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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