8 January 2011


I've been an admirer of Will Bankhead's work since he was paired up with Ben Drury to produce visual work for Mo Wax. More recently I've been impressed with his solo-created sleeves for Pariah and Honest Jons.

Now there are his designs for Joy Orbison's Doldrums label which might be ignored due to the low key look but, for me, that's what makes them so appealing. Admittedly, I love the whole utilitarian approach often involved with underground club records and the hand-stamped information continues that tradition. The minimal text, while also nice from an aesthetic point of view, reflects the whole upfront and non-mainstream aspects usually associated with 'the white label'. Evidently, it's a label that knows its market.

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