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Illustrations Celebrating DJ Black Coffee

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We love how Red Bull's mass market campaign #10YearsOfBlackCoffee was built by die-hard DJ Black Coffee fans, for his fans, making it an all the more authentic celebration of his accomplishments. We've saved some of our favourite illustrations.

Website Redesign for DJ Daniel Dubb

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DJ, Producer, Label Boss, and straight-up house music purist, DJ Daniel Dubb is one of the hardest working in his industry. We’re major fans, so it’s been an absolute pleasure to design his official website. Take a look!

Logo Redesign for DJ Brandon Beach 

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Having outgrown his previous image, DJ Brandon Beach came to us looking to relaunch his identity as a serious, career DJ. We redesigned a DJ logo that helped relaunch his identity as a serious, career DJ.

Classic Rock Album Covers as GIF Art

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We're suckers for a good GIF! Artist Juan Betancourt creates mesmerizing moving worlds, transforming iconic rock album covers into nostalgic vignettes. Clever, and often surprising,  Betancourt's GIF artistry revives the images that once defined the likes of Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Daft Punk, and Metallica. We collected some of our favourites here.

AnthonyPresents.com is Finally Here!

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We designed a custom event management website for @AnthonyPresents, complete with an easy-to-use reservation form that makes it effortless for clients to say yes. His website is now a hub for his upcoming events, building his client network and generating ticket sales. Now who wouldn’t want that?

How Artist PROP4G4ND4 Crafted The Block Brand

Design
It's not often we find ourselves transfixed by a club flyer. We get it. Club flyers are still regarded as disposable art, and are created and distributed with a kind of disregard. So imagine our glee when we discovered that rare creative symbiosis between a club and a designer. Where the flyer art enhances a club's image and branding, exemplifying a commitment to art and creativity.

Animation “Dear B.I.G.” Pays Tribute to a Legend

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"Dear B.I.G." Alex Gregg's animation tells the story of Biggie's part in the rise of hip hop, as told by his friend and business partner Steve Stout.

A Custom Emblem for The Hill Bar & Grill

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The Hill Bar & Grill came to us looking for a logo that would firmly establish their brand on the local bar scene, and represent the rich, vibrant community it belongs to. Take a look at how we designed a recognizable classic crest emblem.

Minimalist Rapper Illustrations

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UK illustrator Dale Edwin Murray caught our eye when he immortalized some of our favourite rappers in his series "Best rapper alive, every year since 1979" for Complex. Take a look at some of our favourites here.

Vibrant Hues for the Elevate Party Creative

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Flyers are one of the most effective ways to create brand recognition, market your business, or promote your event. Check our latest for @anthonypresents at the @wsanfrancisco. Hit us up and step your flyer game up today! 

Social Media Marketing Tips for Small Business

Marketing Social Media
Managing your social media to build brand recognition, generate leads, and grow your business may appear daunting, but there are measurable, achievable steps you can take to give yourself a better shot at social media stardom. Read on.

DJ Neko’s Custom Typographic Logo

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DJ Neko from the Cayman Islands just stepped his brand up with our new logo design. Our custom typeface logo for Neko was designed to brief - sharp, bold letterforms, line work with flow. We're quite proud of this one 💯

Business Card Design for CAVS SF

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We just hooked up our friends at CAVS with some fresh new business cards featuring the new logo we designed for them. Eye-catching design with easy-to-read contact information can help you leave an impression that lasts well after the initial meeting 📇

A Closer Look at Aphex Twin’s Iconic Logo

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We're getting our design nerd on, poring over the sketches and notes Nicholson has shared of an iconic creative vision developing from infancy. Check out some of our favourite here.

Why Do I Need an Electronic Press Kit?

Marketing
As much as the internet has levelled the playing field by opening up access, the sheer volume of creative content makes it near impossible to hold anyone's attention. A conventional resume format just doesn't cut it - for artists, DJs or any creative professional effective online marketing makes the difference between being known and remaining unknown.

Aaron the Era’s Business Cards’ Got that Vibe

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DJ Aaron the Era needed business cards that would make a striking impression. His design brief asked for an urban art vibe, representing his open format DJing style. Our bespoke design references graffiti art, playing off the bold, hand-lettered style of the logo we also designed for Aaron 💥