27 March 2012

Smallville artwork by Stefan Marx

Link: Smallville Records
Link: Stefan Marx

With a style that can touch on both demented scrawls of David Shrigley and the cute naivety of Mr Scruff, Stefan Marx has defined an irreverent aesthetic for Hamburg's Smallville Records. This might be seen as betraying some of the serious (and seriously good) music that both the Smallville label and record store purvey, but then maybe that's the point. There are arguably enough pious techno-oriented outlets typified by impersonal and often minimal sci-fi graphics. So maybe this approach highlights that human touch.

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