Rock On!

Smog is happy to announce the release of Lisa Johnson’s beautiful new rockin’ photography book 108 Rock Star Guitars. 15 years in the making, Lisa documents legendary guitars that have defined the medium. Join Lisa tonight for her West Coast photography exhibit opening and book signing at Mr. Musclehead, 7511 W. Sunset Blvd Los Angeles [...]

I’m Gonna Wreck It!

The The Art of Wreck-It Ralph (Chronicle Books) is released in the US today, and it represents the most complex book I’ve worked on to date. The movie takes place within a number of very different environments, so it made sense to design each chapter to reflect those worlds. The result is essentially 5 books in [...]

A tragedy sandwich with a slice of bliss.

We’re happy to be working with Ben Folds Five on their new LP – The Sound of The Life of The Mind. The original power trio’s new LP will not disappoint—full of tragedy, bliss and more tragedy. Nick (Pomus) Hornby wrote the lyrics for the title track. Cover painting by Eric Joyner. . Coming soon [...]

I love you. I hate you. Don’t eff with me.

Check out the cover for P!nk’s new album “The Truth About Love“, coming out September 18th. So excited to be working with this talented lady again. We just love her killer style and attitude – and that’s the TRUTH.

Call an Ambulance. I Need a Trip to the ER . . . STAT.

We recently had the pleasure of creating the identity for Everson Royce, a new retail wine store in Old Pasadena. Started by Randy and April (two of the owners of Silverlake Wine) and their buddy Joe, they specialize in boutique wine, spirits, and beer from around the world, plus excellent, friendly customer service. Stop by this [...]

Lots to like about John Mayer

Congratulations to John Mayer on his #1 album – Born And Raised. The beautiful artwork was created by David A. Smith, a traditional ornamental glass artist (amazingly gifted + incredibly humble guy) working in Torquay, Devon. SMOG helped out with the packaging layouts and we’re very proud to have played even a small role in [...]

Kicking today’s music in the balls*

Congrats to Garbage on the release of their first new album in 7 years – “Not Your Kind of People” – and darklings it was worth the wait. We had a grand old time time working with Shirley and the band on the creative campaign for this project. The packaging includes killer photos by Autumn [...]


So stoked to be working with the amazing Grace Potter & The Nocturnals on artwork for their upcoming release, The Lion The Beast The Beat. Check out the first single, “Never Go Back,” written by Dan Auerbach and GP&N. With original artwork by the equally amazing Deedee Cheriel. Can’t wait for this record.

Taking out the Garbage…

Now that the cat is out of the bag, we can share the cover art for the new Garbage record. Their fifth album, Not Your Kind of People will be released on May 15 and we couldn’t be happier than to have worked with the nicest band in the world.

We love them all for different reasons.

We’ve been busy little elves here at SMOG. While most of you were taking a nice holiday break, we were burning the midnight oil in our design workshop putting finishing touches on some great records that are about to hit retailers shelves and your iTunes store very soon. Check out these new releases from Punch [...]

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