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The Jezabels - 'The Man Is Dead' cover photo by Christopher Doyle

The Jezabels - 'The Man Is Dead' cover photo by Christopher Doyle

Christopher Doyle Presents The Jezabels – An Exhibition

by Andrew Tijs on October 27, 2011

in News

The Jezabels’ cover artist and internationally-acclaimed designer Christopher Doyle presents an exhibition on the band in Sydney.

The Jezabels - 'The Man Is Dead' cover photo by Christopher Doyle

The Jezabels - 'The Man Is Dead' cover photo by Christopher Doyle

Throughout their ascendance, Sydney sensation The Jezabels have used artwork by award-winning designer Christopher Doyle, who was named as one of InDesign magazine’s Top Ten Forces And Faces Of Design in 2009

Doyle said in a press release: “As a designer I find the process of designing for music fairly terrifying, Essentially you are creating art, in response to art. It’s tricky and subjective ground, but thankfully the band have been able to articulate the themes around each release.

“The challenge for me has always been trying to ensure the imagery and artwork ‘look and feel’ like the music sounds. For me, there is drama and intensity, as well as darkness and lightness, to the band’s sound, and this is what I always attempt to visualise.”

Jezabels guitarist Sam Lockwood adds, “Chris is so important to us. With our releases, he has repeatedly been able to understand the underlying message of our music, as well as our somewhat strange musical aesthetic.

“He has time and time again come up with beautiful, surreal, sublime and uncanny visual translations of the music we make. We talk about this between ourselves in the band – the way that Chris has helped us define what we do.”

This December, Doyle will exhibit the artwork he has created for the band, with limited edition prints for sale.

The Jezabels – An Exhibition will take place at Sydney’s Mart Gallery in Surry Hills from December 8 to December 14.

 

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