Talib Kweli Eardrum
Varnish was extremely pleased to be a cog in this prolific hip-hop legend’s wheel. Being a big fan of Talib Kweli and his brand of music, made it even sweeter. Talib sought a cover that would be non-traditional to the genre and communicate the importance of fully listening and absorbing his lyrics, hence “EarDrum.” In the artwork, NYC has been transformed into a landscape of hi-rise speakers and being this was a summer release, the palette is drenched in warm orange sun light. Now, if only Varnish could be asked to design that elusive next Black Star album…
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.”
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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