Ibadan Records was founded in 1995 in New York.
The logo combines the Nigerian national symbol of an antelope combined into a musical note and a stylized vinyl record.
Ibadan record’s earliest years of the acoustic, afro-tinged house to the Pan-African Electro of the 10″ series to the more recent explorations into Techno and TechHouse, the sound of Ibadan has always pioneered new directions in dance.
Michal Sobkowiak is a pianist from Poland living, performing, and teaching in Tokyo, Japan.
He is famous for playing Chopin, which is also one of my favorite composers.
I met him after I had a Pecha Kucha presentation at Cafe Deluxe in Roppongi, Tokyo.
He became a great client, and I have done numerous flyers for his performances. The latest project is the Japan Jazz Pop Piano Competition (JJPP). I enjoy these design jobs because they need to be both outrageous and informative. In Japan, flyers always need to have a map with detailed directions. They usually contain a lot of information about what to expect at the event, biographies, and sponsors.
I remember one night I held a good-bye party at the house in Sasazuka, Tokyo. He arrived late and as always with a hand full of exciting friends. The house has a grand piano. Ida wanted to sleep, so he opened the grand piano’s lid and played only the strings. It was truly unique, but Ida woke up anyway.
Apotheke means pharmacy in German. Mixing this with the word Techno is a prescription to a Berlin-style techno record label.
The images used are of white marble counters, old medicine bottle labels, prescription papers and the Rod of Asclepius, Greek medicine and health care symbol.
Desvio Records, also known as Slam Mode, NY house legends, on a more eclectic ambient note with their new label Desvio.
Oscar & Jessica Poche’s Media Service has been around for decades.
they organize events, promote record launches, Radio promotion, and music publishing. A NY institution.
Monique Bingham’s Record label Bigga Sounds:
it’s a deep house, with a big voice. Right now she is touring a lot in South Africa. Tour dates on the website www.moniquebingham.com (proudly designed by me)
logos, stickers, social media banners,