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dubstep design aesthetic

Post by dubmugga » Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:55 pm

does it have one ???

has anyone noticed a theme coming through in record covers, flyer designs etc...

...d'n'b were real big on the whole 3d tech thing and breakz was kinda vector based block shapes

would anyone like to see a consistent design element come through or just keep it diverse and all over the show...

PS if people can post gig info can they please include link to a flyer as well, I fully dig flyer designs eh

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Post by alex bk-bk » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:55 pm

not a formaly consistent one, now. But it would be nice if the graphics in the scene got better! Short of decent type on Tempa releases and nice FWD flyers, i'm usually fairly repulsed. Sorry if this offends anyone personally.

I'd like to see some graphical exploration of the dubstep sound itself. Every time i'm at FWD, cained off me titties, i'll start thinking about how to graphically represent the pressure in that room and the layers of sound. Eventually i'll figure it out

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Post by boa » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:00 pm

the skull disco sleeve rocks.

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Post by dubmugga » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:10 pm

yeah those skull disco ones are a crack up ...

...they look like they should be painted in fleuro on velvet

like the tempa minimalism and the vex'd cover is pretty phat, looks like a filtered shot from 'pirates of the caribbean"...

...like this too

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uhh the grafik on the tshirt !!!

anyone know who the dubpolice models are ???
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Post by alex bk-bk » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:15 pm

soerry forgot about the skull disco artwork. next level

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Post by descent » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:04 pm

dubstep already has its design aesthetic.

white background, black "sharpie" font.
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I've always liked the Tempa label graphix and that simple, clean design.
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Post by kodama » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:10 pm

I'm a bit of a fan of the US Dub War flyers - particularly the last one.

Gritty pixels and simple, dark backgrounds capture something for me - Vex'd stylee.

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Post by dubmugga » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:22 pm

like our logo/avatar you mean kodama ???

fuck I'm shameless...heheh
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Post by kodama » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:01 am

dubmugga wrote:like our logo/avatar you mean kodama ???
Yes.
dubmugga wrote:fuck I'm shameless...heheh
Yes.

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Post by unlikely » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:31 am

the dubpressure flyer was similar too

also shameless (letty designed it though) :)

i'm not sure if dubstep needs a cohesive aesthetic though

all this associated stuff is what dubstep has been blissfully free of

so far..

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Post by andythetwig » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:12 am

there's beauty in variety....

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Post by c0p » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:24 am

i also like tempa`s design but i dont feel any unique dubstep design at all. we should work it out by ourselves. for me dubstep is deep, dark, flowy, fragmented and tricky. the design have to show what is inside the box. regarding the cultural aspect, its raw and true urban. hmm, i think i`ll also try to do some pixels in the future for dubstep thingies..

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Post by [b]racket » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:01 am

I love the DMZ logo, flyers and record labels....reminds me of 2-Tone back in the day.

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Post by legba » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:23 am

Not really, and niether should it, designers working alongside such a diverse form of music should be looking to represent that in thier work. Much of the artwork connectted with dubstep seems to lean towards simple and clean though but I'm not sure that was intentional in all cases,

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Post by bp » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:09 pm

[b]racket wrote:I love the DMZ logo, flyers and record labels....reminds me of 2-Tone back in the day.
yeah, i love them too... simple as fuck.

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Post by bunzer0 » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:24 pm

c0p wrote:i also like tempa`s design
me too ! Their website is a pure beauty ! Take a look at wallpapers and pics to download !

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Post by spaceboy » Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:08 pm

there's gonna be some unbelievably crazy artwork coming from hotflush next year...for a certain e.p im working on...artwork probably be worth more than the tunes itself!
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Post by andythetwig » Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:22 pm

:idea:

dubstep should be pink and sparkly, with little bears and naked, oily men. It's so fucking gay.

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Post by seen » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:52 am

surely the artwork for the scene should reflect the music itself, in its style and composition.
eg when its minimal its cleverly crafted but still quite stark.
but im liking the flyer so far, no shite fonts used it seems.
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Post by seckle » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:41 am

andythetwig wrote::idea:

dubstep should be pink and sparkly, with little bears:P
that made me literally LOL. :lol:

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