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Boreal Network, Itasca Road Trip by Bedow, Sweden

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Illustrated record sleeve for Boreal Network's album rerelease Itasca Road Trip, designed by Bedow, Sweden

Nicole Johnson is a Seattle-based Minnesotan creating what Miles Bowe of Fact Magazine describes as “sun-drenched, foggily nostalgic electronica” under the name Boreal Network. Itasca Road Trip is a limited edition vinyl rerelease and trimmed down version of an earlier album by Boreal Network, distributed by More Than Human Records and featuring artwork by Swedish graphic design studio Bedow. Where the album takes an aural tour through the Itasca national park from Nicole’s home in Minnesota, the artwork visualises this through monolinear illustration with plenty of detail and a subtle storytelling component. You can listen to the album here.

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Second Hand Orchestra by Bedow, Sweden

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Record sleeves for Second Hand Orchestra by Stockholm based graphic design studio Bedow

Second Hand Orchestra is a collection of tracks recorded for a documentary that was unfortunately and abruptly cancelled. Rather than let the work fall by the wayside, band leader Karl-Jonas Winqvist has released these as a limited edition album of 300 LPs. These feature a visual identity and packaging design of custom typography, individually numbered and block foiled sleeves, and screen printed t-shirts created by Stockholm based graphic design studio Bedow and bound by the concept of repurposing.

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More Than Human designed by Bedow

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo and record label design featuring photography by Erik Undehn for Canadian record label More Than Human

More Than Human is a Vancouver-based record label, established by Gareth Moses, that specialises in the release of limited edition vinyl from electronic musicians such as the Passenger, Plays:Four and Kemper Norton, who’s latest EP is described as “political, weird, epic, moving, captivating, disturbing, haunting and deep”. The label’s logo and record sleeves were developed by Swedish graphic and product design studio Bedow and feature the work of artist Josef Albers and photographer Erik Undéhn.

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