Aaron Lowell Denton’s artwork features bold colors, abstract patterns, and retro vibes and it’s caught the attention of some famous musicians including Devendra Banhart, John Maus, Stereolab, Tame Impala, The War on Drugs, Coin, Anemone, Makaya McCracken, and Manu Dia.
The illustrator and designer uses gradients and surrealism to create his images. “I like the challenge of representing an idea or sound with concrete imagery,” he told It’s Nice That.
His most famous work is probably his record cover for Texas Sun, a collaboration between the band Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, which was shown in Times Square for its release. He admits that the design is simpler than he’s used to creating, “It’s a simpler design then I’d typically do but it fits the vibe of that music well. It was a nice reminder that sometimes less really is more.”
Similarly, Denton’s poster for a Stereolab show differs from the majority of his work, but he’s really proud of it. His inspiration for the two-color artwork which features the band’s name created from different shapes, was books on logo and typeface from different decades.
“I like to take on projects that feel slightly out of my wheelhouse. It’s fun to feel lost at the beginning of a commission and then find your way through.”
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