Double #1′s

Congratulations to The Decemberists for capturing their first No. 1 spot on the U.S. pop album chart this week with The King Is Dead! And also to P!nk for hitting #1 on iTunes with her single “F**kin’ Perfect”!

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 [...]

Two Virgins for the Price of One

Madonna’s Like a Virgin album packaging was deemed too risqué for some US retailers. The solution? Make the back a cover as well, so those stores could simply turn the LP around to display on the racks. Front: Back: Design: Jeri Heiden Photographer: Steven Meisel 1984


I’ve been walking to work quite a lot lately (New Year’s resolutions and all). Here are a few of the things I see along the way. Gotta love this neighborhood.

Oops!… We Did It Again

BRITNEY SPEARS SHATTERS RECORDS WITH “HOLD IT AGAINST ME” #1 On iTunes Songs Chart Sets new one-day precedent as single tops charts within hours of its release. And check this out:

Our latest promo

Happy New Year!

Congratulations to our own Jeri Heiden for being honored with the AIGA/LA Fellows Award! Check out her interview here.