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Hillary Keane  //  KLUTZ
Album Single Cover Art
Vector
© Jordan Manigo 2014 / LVLRN RCRDS
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Part one of an on going commission for HIllary Keane's forthcoming album, Gemini Syndrome. 

Hillary Keane  //  KLUTZ

Album Single Cover Art

Vector

© Jordan Manigo 2014 / LVLRN RCRDS

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Part one of an on going commission for HIllary Keane's forthcoming album, Gemini Syndrome

So, I was commissioned to do some album art for local singer, Hillary Keane, a few months ago, and I’ve basically been attempting to craft the Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy of folk rock albums in terms of it’s visuals. And at first I thought I was out of my mind to tackle something that big with the limited resources and time that I have but after much trial and error, I think I’ve finally gotten the aesthetic I want to use for the project down pat, and the conceptual art more or less completed….aaaaand it only took me three months… haha
So any who…The name of the album I’m working on is called Gemini Syndrome. And I wanted to express the two sides of Hillary’s personality through a story involving two sister nymphs/gods who’s emotions affect the vast forrest in which they inhabit (which grew out of their umbilical cords…but more on that in a later update).
One sister is peaceful and restrained while the other is chaotic and prone to destruction. To illustrate this I created two sets of antlers, one that looks majestic, smooth, and curved, while the other is jagged and slightly damaged. Each set acts as a visual signifier of the physical and emotional nature of the nymph it is associated with.
The first phase of the project is to design and illustrate artwork to go along with her first single, Klutz. I figured a great way to illustrate the theme of the song was to showcase the jagged broken antler of the chaos nymph, and further express her wild and rambunctious nature through how unkept and tangled her hair is in her antlers.
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After 2 hours of studying out how follicles get caught around solid objects…delicate strands of hair wrapped around antlers: done! (might add more later on). 
…still a good bit to do…however…
… it is time to sleep!
sidenote: The time I’ve spent studying Jean “Moebius” Giraud’s body of work has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience. I’m truly grateful for all that he’s contributed to visual arts.

So, I was commissioned to do some album art for local singer, Hillary Keane, a few months ago, and I’ve basically been attempting to craft the Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy of folk rock albums in terms of it’s visuals. And at first I thought I was out of my mind to tackle something that big with the limited resources and time that I have but after much trial and error, I think I’ve finally gotten the aesthetic I want to use for the project down pat, and the conceptual art more or less completed….aaaaand it only took me three months… haha

So any who…The name of the album I’m working on is called Gemini Syndrome. And I wanted to express the two sides of Hillary’s personality through a story involving two sister nymphs/gods who’s emotions affect the vast forrest in which they inhabit (which grew out of their umbilical cords…but more on that in a later update).

One sister is peaceful and restrained while the other is chaotic and prone to destruction. To illustrate this I created two sets of antlers, one that looks majestic, smooth, and curved, while the other is jagged and slightly damaged. Each set acts as a visual signifier of the physical and emotional nature of the nymph it is associated with.

The first phase of the project is to design and illustrate artwork to go along with her first single, Klutz. I figured a great way to illustrate the theme of the song was to showcase the jagged broken antler of the chaos nymph, and further express her wild and rambunctious nature through how unkept and tangled her hair is in her antlers.

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After 2 hours of studying out how follicles get caught around solid objects…delicate strands of hair wrapped around antlers: done! (might add more later on). 

…still a good bit to do…however…

… it is time to sleep!

sidenote: The time I’ve spent studying Jean “Moebius” Giraud’s body of work has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience. I’m truly grateful for all that he’s contributed to visual arts.

My Head Is In The Clouds

Decorative Type Illustration

© Jordan Manigo 2013

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Client: Lovelorn Records

Job: Brand Identity

Lovelorn Records, is a small digital hip hop label in South Carolina. The brand collateral that I’ve created utilizes aspects of grafitti art, Russian constructivism, and spiritual symbolis to express the strong working class aesthetic, social consciousness, and spirituality, present in each artist’s music. The logotype is hand drawn and is meant to be read phonetically- type as an image - a symbol of strength and mason-like craftsmanship, that supersedes the spelling.  


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Client: Anderson Griggs Investments
Job: Corporate Mark

Client: Anderson Griggs Investments

Job: Corporate Mark

Client: Altitude Salvation Logo

Job: Corporate mark

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The 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami was a 9.0-magnitude undersea mega-thrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred on Friday 11 March 2011. I made these posters to represent the support, and the respect I have for the nation of Japan. 

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Longevity

18 x 24

Mixed Media

The birds symbolize Peace, Freedom and Longevity for different cultures all over the world. In this poster, they represent the wishes of millions of ppl from different cultural backgrounds all over the world, that Japan overcomes this tragedy. It represents our communal support and prayers. The white birds flying through the sun imply the earthquake itself, memorializing those who died, and also serving as a reminder if the event itself. 


Kanji: 
1st Row: Longevity
2nd Row: Japan

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Gamers Support Japan

18 x 24 

illustration

I’m a gamer, lover of japanese anime, and art. So I wanted to make a secondary poster that represents my love for the culture and the great video games the Japanese produce. Sum of the greatest game designers in the world come out of Japan; they make video games into masterpieces. Super Mario is one of the most recognizable Japanese video game franchises in the world, so I decided to use the “Power Up / 1up” mushroom. In the game Mario uses the power up mushroom to grow larger and stronger, and the 1up mushroom to gain an extra life. In my poster design it symbolizes life and the strength I hope that the ppl of japan continue to have in their great country.

Kanji: 
1st Row: Life
2nd Row: Japan

© Jordan Manigo/Yarad 2011

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THEME BY PARTI