We love to collaborate between studios, and what better way to collaborate than creating our very own playlist!

We created a Spotify playlist – ORE Tunes and with it, a cover informed by a very simple brief; create a cover influenced by one of your selected songs in whatever medium you please.

 

ORE Tunes — Vol. 2

Our lead designer Rich talks about his cover for Volume 2.

This artwork had to be done pretty quickly and I was listening to some old jazz tunes at the time. So I thought I’d recreate an old blue-note themed cover. I really love the mad crops and locations of the photography.

The typeface is called Triade by Coppers and Brasses. We’re using it on a rebrand project (work coming soon) and we just love it. It has a backwards slash font that we really like as well.

For the photography, I went through some old pics of our staff parties and happened upon this absolute gem of Jimmy that Josh and I simply had to pop in.

Have a listen to ORE Tunes — Vol. 2 here!

 

ORE Tunes — Vol. 1

Our APAC designer Jenny kicked off the cover for Volume 1.

Here’s a little insight into her process.

Loure is one of my absolute favourite DJs. His sound is very groovy and this cover was inspired by his track Smooth Talk.

My process started with me sketching along to the song and drawing what I heard. The track is quite layered and there are several parts working together and individually. I wanted to capture this in the cover; the smooth instrumentals layered over the jazzy beats.

The next stage of my process was transferring these sketches onto screen and designing around this idea of layering. Druk Condensed X Super was used for ‘ORE Tunes’ and was chosen because its narrow letterforms reminded me of old school live music jazz posters.

The colour choice and gradient was a little more literal; Smooth Talk is a track you listen to when you’re boogieing with your best mates and the sun is setting.

Check out what we’re listening to at ORE Tunes — Vol. 1