What’s in an image?
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27 March 2018
We trace the origins of mid-century theatre posters in the UK, sit down with Greek film-poster designer Vasilis Marmatakis and head to Australia to speak to musician Mark Pritchard and visual artist Jonathan Zawada about their favourite cover art.
27 March 2018
We sit down with Greek graphic designer Vasilis Marmatakis to talk about his collaboration on the film posters of director Yorgos Lanthimos, including ‘The Favourite’, ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ and ‘The Lobster’.
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Eye-catching record covers will have you hooked on an album before even listening to the music. We speak to musician Mark Pritchard and Australian visual artist Jonathan Zawada about their design process and the cover of their latest Warp Records album, ‘The Four Worlds’.
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