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“Spicy Boyfriend” – Shawn Wasabi cover art

Contributed by Jack Grimes on Nov 23rd, 2019. Artwork published in
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    “Spicy Boyfriend” – Shawn Wasabi cover art 1
    Photo: Jack Grimes. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover art for Shawn Wasabi’s single Spicy Boyfriend. I was a little worried my goofy smiley-face idea wouldn’t be a huge hit with Shawn, but he loved it right away. Great dude.

    Looking for something simple enough to fit the utilitarian/neu-grunge/industrial look I had in mind, but not Helvetica or a more conventional sans, I decided on the brand-new Apfel Grotezk, designed by Luigi Gorlero for Collletttivo (I added serifs to the I’s on the title, and of course rounded & distressed the type all over).

    Apfel has a great sense of geometric-sans readability but avoids the sort of tech-startup soullessness so many modern geometric sans end up sharing. It’s definitely going to be a regular player in my future work.

    Detail shots. Very happy with the grain here.
    Photo: Jack Grimes. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Detail shots. Very happy with the grain here.

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    Photo: Jack Grimes. License: All Rights Reserved.

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