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By Matt on 21/04/12 | Category - Graphic Design
Listen To This is a series of four connected talks that bring together musicians, writers and critics. Developed and presented by author Daryl Easlea and academic Andrew Branch and hosted by Metal Culture.

To publicise the event Phuse were asked to develop an identity and brand concept to be used across a number of different mediums. The final design can be seen below plus a number of alternatives that were also presented.

Single cover concept

This design concept was inspired by the album cover artwork of 'The Best of Blur' created by artist Julian Opie. Blur are one of the bands being covered in the series of talks so the connection here was relevant to the project. Instead of the four members of Blur we have four artists also discussed in the talks; Wilko Johnson, David Bowie, Pete Townshend and Jackie Wilson. The flyer is design to resemble an old vinyl single with the record half removed from the cover, the Listen To This logo is shown in the middle of the record. This was the design chosen by the client and has been produced initially as a die cut A5 flyer.

Listen To This - Final design
A number of different logos were also created as part of the design process, the chosen logo can be seen below right. This logo was conceived to resemble a 1960's record label logo.Listen To This - Logos

Badge concept

This design was inspired the small band badges that have been popular for decades. The front cover below left has a different badge for each artist or band discussed in the talks. The Listen To This logo is also in the style of a badge.

LTT- Badge Concept

Album covers concept

This design plays with the typography of a number of famous album and single covers to produce an effective flyer. The typefaces have been carried through to the back cover create a logo.

LTT- Vinyl Covers Concept

Scrapbook montage concept

Reminiscent of scrapbook collages created in our teenage years this design brings together images of all the artists featured in the talks.

LTT- Montage Concept
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