Simpler Times *¿*

100% Analog

We recently re-shot the original mechanical of a-ha’s Hunting High and Low. First released in 1985, it was re-issued last year in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary. Jeri explains how the cover design came about: . “…Jeff [Ayeroff] walked into my office part way through the designing process…I was working on a comp, a “rough” [...]

An Odd Little Ditty

A few years ago, we had the pleasure of commissioning talented illustrator/designer Marty Blake to create the main visuals for a pair of wine bottle labels. The mascot for this particular line of wine is called a Roogle: half kangaroo, half bald eagle, reflecting the company’s Australian/U.S. connection. We conceived of these two specific characters to [...]

Mightier than the Sword

In recognition of SMOG’s creative director Jeri being honored with the AIGA/LA Fellows award this week, we thought we’d pay a little online tribute to her… penmanship. Jeri’s handwriting has been featured on many notable album covers over the past three decades. Serious, feminine, aggressive, airy—her versatility in writing styles has a wide range. She [...]