Tonic has designed the CD cover for start-up label Ether Records’ first release, Gilles Peterson in Brazil. The two-disc compilation features a mix of 1960s and 1970s Brazilian music and more cutting-edge selections, and launches on 24 May. ‘We wanted to avoid stereotypical Brazilian imagery and create something completely different, modern and clean,’ says Tonic creative director Ranzie Anthony. The cover’s avant-garde typography and layout are ‘quite refined’, while the colour scheme ‘harks back to Brazil’, he explains. Tonic won the work, which also included designing the CD’s insert leaflet, after a two-way credentials pitch in February. Consultancy designer Andy West was creative lead on the project.
Aero, which will launch in 2019, is intended to be used alongside existing programs like Photoshop and Dimension, to help designers visualise virtual graphics and products in real-world environments.
The app works across mobile, tablet and desktop and is intended for those who are video-editing beginners but want to create “professional” content for social media.
The exhibition, which has opened at the SVA Gallery in New York, uses graphic art by illustrators and cartoonists to explore some of the most controversial and polarising issues of
Announced at this year’s Adobe Max conference, designers and illustrators will be able to use the image editing and design software on a touchscreen device in 2019.