Sleeve designs revealed at Cover Club

For its second outing, new sleeve design event Cover Club is looking to designer Matt de Jong for his creative insights.

Peace, Money
Peace, Money

The first event saw the designer behind Bowie’s iconic Hunky Dory cover, Terry Pastor, share his stories about designing sleeves for the likes of Bowie, Soft Machine and Byzantium.

Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City

Now, it’s de Jong’s turn, who brings to the stage a wealth of sleeve-design tales from creating album campaigns for bands including Vampire Weekend and Deerhunter.

He worked on this during his time at Beggar’s Group in New York, but has since returned to England, where lately he has been working on project including designs for Paulo Nutini.

Paolo Nutini, Caustic Love
Paolo Nutini, Caustic Love

The evening will focus on what event organisers illustrator Emily Evans and Island Records video commissioner Natalia Maus term ‘his most ambitious project to date’, the forthcoming album from electronic group Clean Bandit.

Cover Club says, ‘Matt de Jong is behind some of the most exciting album and campaign artwork of late. He has a reputation for working with some of the more ‘difficult’ artists and getting the best out of them.’

Designs for The Maccabees
Designs for The Maccabees

De Jong will also be sharing the stories behind his work with Peace and The Maccabees, whose frontman Orlando Weeks will be DJing alongside Public Information Records co-founder Lionel Skerratt.

Cover Club 2 takes place on 20 May at Downstairs at Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 from 8pm – 1am.For more information visit the Facebook event page here

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