sub:stance recording

Sub:stance Recordings are a Leeds-based recording label boasting some of the hottest new talents in Drum & Bass. Their debut album ‘Controlled Substances’ reached number 2 in the Juno charts. One of the tracks ‘Manuel – Dance Get Sweet’ hit over 22 thousand streams in two months. Since then, they’ve been hosting events around nightclub clubs to packed crowds. We have created a clear, concise logo design using simple but effective typography. We also designed a graffiti style illustration to sit alongside the logo. The illustration had to be easily transferred to other mediums while still keeping its strong brand identity.

Since both designs have taken form in different mediums including some beautiful T-shirts. We’ve included some of our favourites below. They have used the logo well and it compliments their outlook as a brand and a recording label. The simplistic text on the main logo looks well embroidered on a T-shirt – it looks stylish and it’s easily readable, making it a rememberable design, which will essentially promote the company. Both logos have been featured on many of their posters, photographs from events, plus album and EP covers. Take a look for yourself on their Facebook or see if you can spot the logo in/around Leeds.

Photography by Christopher Werrett © www.cwphotographics.com

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