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Brandon Rike Explains Creative Process Behind ‘Blurryface’


Renowned graphic designer and one of the artists in our idobi x artists t-shirt series, Brandon Rike, has written a post on his blog about the creative process behind designing the artwork for twenty | one | pilots’ new album Blurryface. Brandon has previously designed merch for the band, and has taken his artwork to the next level for this critically acclaimed album. You can read a snippet of the blog post below, and find the full piece here.

“When asked to create the branding and album artwork for Twenty One Pilot’s album Blurryface, I knew that my approach to the task would be too intense to make logical sense out of. See, I care so much about every little experience of this artwork. This in-depth approach rarely makes economical sense in the fast-paced music industry. The goal is to do something quick, and get it out the door. My goal, at least for this special album, was to create something with multiple layers of meaning as a love letter to such a dedicated fan base.”

Blurryface debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and has quickly become an idobi favorite–you can read our review of the album here, and pick up a copy for yourself here. And if you’re interested in seeing more of Brandon’s artwork, you can visit his site, and look out for his Radio Skull t-shirt design coming back soon in the idobi store!

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