Inkwood is a band at the crossroads of rock, jazz and blues. It was founded in 2014 by its singer, songwriter and guitarist. That same year, the band commissioned atelier à propos to design its visual identity and apply it to its online and offline communication media: posters, flyers, and album cover. The band’s name became the corner stone of its overall visual identity: the juxtaposition of “ink” and “wood” recalled atelier à propos of the amazing work of Bryan Nash Gill and inspired it to use wood carving, stamping and typographic press aesthetics.Inkwood composes structured and consistent songs based on pulsating rhythms and dissonant chords, sometimes influenced by reggae, sometimes by progressive rock. This musical characteristic inspired the design of Inkwood’s logo: the Lynotype’s version of the DIN 1451 reflects the perfect technical proficiency of the band. In the version atelier à propos designed for Inkwood, the particular aspects of some of the glyphs reflect the band’s specific sounds. The printed communication media evokes the aesthetics and transparency of woodblock printings.
visual identity, posters, flyers and album cover
atelier à propos for Inkwood 2014