Related Visual Artists
Michele Maier, here in a self portrait - the ultimate Fierce 70′s Tomboy – (inset blow-up by Venus Bogardus), is an accomplished photographer, welder and artist. She was Judy Chicago’s assistant for a number of years, and her intelligence, sensibility and spirit go hand-in-hand with the Venus Bogardus ethos. Maier contributed the exterior photographs for Spitting at the Glass as well as three self-portraits appearing on the inside of the disk.
Stanley Donwood (Radiohead, Thom Yorke): Contributed ‘Mr. & Mrs. Death’ image for the back of the Jacques Rigaut (2006) 7″ sleeve.
Laurent Collobert is a wonderful French man who has worked with Cassius and other musicians. He did the sleeve and on-disk design for Motorman (2007). If you go to this web site, there is no telling what it will do. It used to have hidden navigation, now it just seems to have a lot of explosions all over it.
Dave Tinkham is a graphic designer and big music snob living in Bath, England. He is the brain behind Datapanik Design and half of world-famous/groundbreaking Purr Records/Purr Promotions (let’s not try to list everyone these pop pickers spotted early who went on to be NME or Artrocker cover artists 4 months later…). Dave has done clever and unexpected things for Venus Bogardus since 2005, at least.
Kellie Hindmarch and Matthew Robertson are master graphic designers who befriended Hannah and James when they owned Secession Books and when Robertson and Hindmarch were working on their book Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album. James and Hannah assisted in reviewing drafts of the manuscript, sometimes down the pub, while Matt and Kellie tried to help keep Secession Books afloat. Matt and Kellie both teach design at Bath Spa University (Bath, England) in addition to their extensive freelance work.