Print Design / Layout / Production
YKYKWYA, an acronym of You Think You Know Where You Are, is a photographic series about being lost. Mentally as well as physically (either in one's head or in the real world).
Layout and cover design by Discordo Studio - cloth-bound hardcover, de-bossed contour map with pink foil lettering on the cover. 250 x 205mm in size with 104 pages consisting of 52 photographs.
All images shot by Thomas Kavanagh.
Art Direction / Digital Design / Development
Direction, design and build of a fully responsive multi-page microsite with CMS for the British Film Institute.
A way for their audience and wider industry to read BFI 2022, a five-year plan designed to shape the BFI’s next chapter for film, television and the moving image.
Friday Late : Rising x Kojey Radical Short Film
Art direction, editing and titles for ‘Kojey Radical’ a short film directed by Dean Chalkley. The film was premiered at the Photographers Gallery in London then screened again as part of the Friday Late : Rising session in the Hocchauser Auditorium at the iconic V&A Museum.
Directed / Prod. @deanchalkley_
Edited / Art Dir. @discordo
Cam. @dop_ribeiro @danidgephotofilm
Mix. Northstreet Crew (aka Ashley Beedle Jo Wallace Darren Morris)
Dit. Dan Davis
Runner. Joseph Conway
Limited Edition of 100 print posters to commemorate The Horrors playing their 10th anniversary ‘Primary Colours’ show at The Royal Albert Hall, London.
Two colour A2 lithographic print on 250gsm Peregrina Majestic Real Gold stock from GF Smith. Print by L&S Printing, Worthing England.
Print Design / Production
Print design, layout and production for Hush Puppies Autumn Winter 2016 Capsule Collection look book shot by Dean Chalkley.
Great fun working with the talented Alice Jemima and photographer Dean Chalkley on the creative direction and graphics for Alice’s new record out now on Sunday Best.
“After a two year studio break writing new material , the undeniably talented Alice Jemima has just revealed a brand new single ‘Icarus’ which she co-wrote with Sophie Ellis Bextor and producer Simon Byrt.'“
Strategy / Identity / Design
UFO.Discordo was appointed by ASOS to devise the strategy and create the identity for a stand alone commercial agency to represent the ASOS globally.
UFO.Discordo created the new brand identity for the ASOS internal creative agency, the visual identity needed to bring together the young, DIY aesthetic of ASOS with the energy and passion of its in-house creative team alongside the strategic thinking of the insight dept.
To do this we created geometric grid patterns and shapes to represent the experience, logic and thinking ASOS applies to a campaign. We then created a set of custom fun and vibrant patterns to represent the energy and passion of the talent and their application of creative skills to any brief. With the aim of creating a visual manifestation of how the agency operates, blending expert strategy and insight with unrivalled creative execution & passion.
Project deliverables included logo, typography, colour palette and comprehensive brand guidelines.
Published by Cult to Culture Press.
A Documentation of the UK Rave Scene 1988 - 2018.
This book contains photographs from the first ‘Cult to Culture’ exhibition.
Curated in collaboration with promoter Richard Raindance, the show ran from October 11th until December 23rd 2018 at the Lomography Gallery Store in Soho, London.
It forms part of an ongoing exploration of the UK Rave scene from the Acid House explosion of ‘88 and second Summer of Love, through the illegal ‘pay party’ scene and emergence of modern electronic dance culture.
Many of the images included in this book are from the archive of David ‘Skippy’ Kingsley, photographer and friend of Raindance since 1989.
This is by no means a total record or definitive history, simply part of our story.
Curated by Richard Raindance & Ciaran O’Shea.
Photographs by David “Skippy” Kingsley
Creative Direction / Identity / Exhibition
A new and unique body of work created by photographer Dean Chalkley and creative director Ciaran O’Shea from studio Discordo.
A series of large and unique images inspired by The Beatles seminal album ‘Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band’ will be presented at the venue-come-arts-space. Many of the people contained within ‘Reverberation’ are friends and associates of Chalkley and O’Shea. This dynamic and exciting exhibition has developed 'with a little help from their friends'.
"A remarkable commemoration of a classic"
- British Journal of Photography
Logo / Identity / Design / Editorial Layout
The New British, an independent multi-platform documentary magazine from Editor-in-Chief Kes Glozier. The publication celebrates modern British life and explores underground culture.
Project deliverables included logo, icon, typography and colour palette to be used across print and digital. Print layout for magazine and design and build of the digital edition.
Logo Design / Animation
Logo design and identity for the British Film Institute's Film is Fragile campaign. The design was used nationally as part of a drive to raise £1 million towards the preservation of film.
Video disruption for Golovkin, taken from Throw Down Bones' album ‘Two’ released on Fuzz Club.
”Italy’s Throw Down Bones are something of an enigma in the experimental underground. Since the release of their highly-praised 2015 self-titled album, they’ve picked up a notorious reputation on the European live circuit for their pulverising, constantly-mutating live shows. In a review of the debut album listeners were told to “make no mistake, this is dance music” and that may have been true back then but now, back with their second album titled Two, the band have taken that to a whole new extreme. Ditching the hypnotic coldwave tendencies of their earlier work for an all-out sonic assault of industrial four-to-the-floor techno.
Camera / Editing
Discordo worked alongside director Dean Chalkley to shoot and edit 'Reign', a short film set to music for band Prinzhorn Dance School and their label DFA Records.
Creative Direction / Layout Design
A first edition of the Reverberation print publication, published through Y-JUNCTION.
The edition is limited to 100 hand numbered copies and comes in one of four distinct coloured sleeves. The book contains 17 full colour images that make up the Reverberation exhibition currently on show at The Book Club, London.
Purchase a copy here.
Art Direction / Design
Art Direction and print design for The Horrors album release on XL Records. Discordo worked closely with the label and band to create the artwork across multiple formats with full colour pull-out poster and lyric sheet.
The artwork was then adapted to create the supporting advertising material for national campaigns.
Identity / Design / Build
UFO.Discordo created the visual identity along with a fully responsive website for the ‘Return Of The Rudeboy’ exhibition at Somerset House.
We worked closely with curators Dean Chalkley & Harris Elliott during the exhibition set up. Designing the accompanying printed literature for the event, overseeing production and installation of all typographic visuals in the space at Somerset House.
Logo / Identity / Print Design / Production
Print design for 'Experimental Circle Club' a limited edition book in collaboration with photographer Thomas Kavanagh and hair stylist Thomas Silverman that documents Offset Festival 2009, the annual underground congregation in the Greater London hinterland of Hainault Forest.
A joint venture between promoters ECC and record label DiscError, programmers of the ECC tent at Offset Festival. This selection of stark, monochromatic portraits and live shots capture the tent's performers and general inhabitants during that heady Summer weekend.
Photography: Tom Kavanagh
Hair: Thomas Silverman
Design: Ciaran O'Shea
Video Editing / Animation
Animated video ident created using flat and static images shot by photographer Henry Knock. The images were separated in to layers and then animated to create a sense of depth and movement.
Stereoscopic Gif Animation
Working with photographer Henry Knock to create a series of animated stereoscopic gifs from his street style images.
Art direction, design and exhibition curation for ‘Cult to Culture’ a three month residency at the Lomography Gallery in London’s Soho.
A series of events were planned across the duration of the residency including the display of archival photography and video footage, flyers and posters from the early days of the Rave scene plus a pop-up record store.
A limited edition self published print publication was created on conclusion of the events.
Exhibition curated by Richard Raindance, Holly Buckle & Ciaran O’Shea.
Logo / Identity / Print Design
Logo and identity design for Punk In Translation at The Horse Hospital in London. Produced by Harris Elliot and the team behind The Leather Japan Project, the exhibit showcased a collection of photographs and custom leather pieces intrinsic to the punk scene's progression and it's impact and infiltration into Japanese culture.
Identity / Design
Concept, identity, art direction and print design for Because Music’s 10 Year Anniversary compilation. The design was used across a number of print and digital communications.
Video Editing / Animation
Animated video to accompany the Tom Furse track ‘Run to Me’ released on Because Music Records.
A healthy nod towards rave culture from days gone by, the video was put together by cut and pasting video footage, blending it over graphical backgrounds and using vintage video synthesizers to create the highly experimental and stylised piece.
Art Direction / Print Design
Print design for record store day vinyl release on Angular Records.
Art Direction / Print Design
Creative work for band TOY. The design has been used for their tour artwork across print and digital communications.
Logo Animation / Video Title Treatment
Logo animation for branded entertainment agency, Studio Joyride. Working with the superb branding and identity created by UFO Studio, Discordo added an analogue feel to the block logotype by introducing RGB split and other distortion. The titles in the associated short ident were given the same treatment.
The Arena, directed by Dean Chalkley in association with The New British magazine.
A short film originally screened at the V&A museum in London for an event exploring the theme of destruction as a catalyst for creation. "Banger Racing survives against all the odds. Many have memories of it from decades past but it is still out there with all its characteristic grit and eccentricity." This film features on The New British LEGACY iPad App, along with 12 other short films.
Art Direction / Print Design
Art direction and print design for New York's Goitia Deitz. Released on DiscError Recordings London and Brooklyn's Cut Mistake Music.
The New British
Editing and sound design for The Dogbones teaser for The New British magazine.
Art Direction / Print Design
Design and art direction for London band Ulterior, put together across a number of releases. Bold graphics and strong typography to sit along side their unapologetic sound.
"Nothing supernatural has ever occurred."