Attik has brought an ‘industrial glamour’ to the identity and visual styling of R&B producer StarGate’s first single in its own right, Easier Said Than Done, which is released next week. StarGate has previously worked on records for Mary J Blige and Sisqo among others. In contrast to the typically ‘slick’ image of the R&B scene, the work manifests a ‘grittier, more street-level attitude’, according to Attik senior designer Richard Smith. He adds, ‘We need to create an image that grabs the attention of the pop single buyer, but also appeals to more hardened R&B fans.’ The designs encompass CD covers and promotional material, as well as album covers and video sleeves, which will be released later this year.
Embarrassment and shame have long been associated with menstruation, but new trends in packaging design are looking to change this with bold colours, eye catching patterns and empowering messages.
In the first of a new series spotlighting design in different countries, we look at Germany’s diverse creative culture, from industrial to graphic design, which is both forward-thinking and respectful
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