The Stone Twins

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Moke ‘Long & Dangerous Sea’

Client: Moke & PIAS (2007-2011)
For Moke’s 2nd album ‘The Long and Dangerous Sea’, we were extremely honoured to collaborate with Anton Corbijn. Taking a cue from the prominent diagonal stripe of earlier Moke releases, Corbijn captured the band in an angled formation in his signature black and white style.

A single bold diagonal stripe is a prominent element in all of Moke's early sleeve designs. The diagonal also appears in the Moke logo and was inspired by a guitar strap. On 'The Long and Dangerous Sea', the stripe is rendered in a thick coat of glossy varnish.

In today’s digital marketplace, where album art usually functions as a tiny thumbnail displayed on a smart-phone, the Moke diagonal creates a highly distinctive visual presence.