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How Samuel Burgess-Johnson Snapshots Music Through Art Direction

Samuel Burgess-Johnson is a London-based art director and designer, who has worked with a range of clients, including bands and artists like Ta-Ku, Aluna George, Usher, Coasts, Wolf Alice, and brands, like Nike. His latest work for The 1975’s new album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, features neons standing in moody locations all around the world. Although he takes his own photography of flowers, which almost appear as shadows drawn on funky materials, he has hired a photographer, David Drake, to shoot for The 1975. With each neon being a title of a song, Sam made sure to format the photographs in such a way that represented the songs perfectly- capturing the themes and different complexities of the music through their placement in psychedelic scenes. He also worked closely with the band’s frontman, (and housemate) Matty Healy, to understand what the band’s motivations behind these photographs. Sam’s latest work for The 1975 featured neons as well, yet now directed to promote the band’s UK and …


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