JB. presents: Will Bankhead / Trilogy Tapes
A special figure in music related graphic design is Will Bankhead from London. Together with Ben Drury and James Lavelle he created the visual language of Mo’ Wax back in the days. Today he is central to designing Honest Jon’s records. They all look awesome, things you’d wish to own while seeing them, actually before you want to listen to the record. Will runs the Trilogy Tapes blog, presenting artwork, photos and music in his special aesthetic way. And a little online shop, where he sells mix tapes, t-shirts or records of his recently launched vinyl label. For JB. he answered a few questions about, err … music, design and skateboarding.
Monthly Archive for February, 2011
JB. presents: Mawashi Geri
The self-taught photographer Chema Llanos aka Mawashi Geri made one of the most remarkable photo series by portraying kids in The Gambia. Chema is trained in graphic design and visual communications. Photography as Mawashi Geri has been more of a collaborative side project at first. He worked as a graphic designer, as an editor and as a photo editor. In The Gambia, Africa, Chema worked for an aid project, and helped to build a school for children. During his stay he started the photo series “Kids”, portraying children with few opportunities in the country of The Gambia. Appealing grotesque in a way, some of these pictures come out like a fashion shoot. Leaving aside the background and living conditions of these children, his fun approach creates an emotional relationship.
JB. presents: Michael Leon
Michael Leon has been around in the skate business for ages and his style in the world of skateboarding and graphic art is exceptional. Since his childhood he has been fascinated with flags. For his exhibition „Vexhall“ in September 2010 at Pool Gallery, one of our favourite spots in Berlin, he produced a series of handmade flags. „Vexhall“ comes from the term vexillology, meaning the scholarly study of flags. I had the chance to meet Michael and his friends the day of the opening and we had a great time together. Read an interview with him and check the poster in the printed version of JB. On the cover of the Shiting Realities issue you find Michael’s flag called “Cops Don’t Know”.