Ghariokwu Lemi is a Nigerian artist and designer who is most renowned for providing many of the original cover images for the recordings of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. His work involves a variety of styles, often using vibrant colours and individuated typefaces of his own design. More than 2,000 album covers have been designed by Lemi, including covers for Bob Marley, E. T. Mensah, Osita Osadebe, Gilles Peterson and Antibalas (WKPD).
Ghariokwu's art oozes soul-drenched rawness with every stroke of the pen, creating a whole new language of album cover art that bristles with social and political criticism.
EM is a member of the group Nudo (Knot). The images are filled with references to the less-than glamorous printed matter of everyday life in Cuba. Marin believes in satire as a way to convey seriousness.
Gabriel Martinez Meave is a self-taught graphic and typographic designer, illustrator, calligrapher illustrator, educator and author from Mexico. His sketches and letters, including Darka, Mexica, Rondana and Economista are distributed worldwide by Adobe. Currently he is a professor at the University of Anahuac in Mexico City.
Kjell Ekhorn (Norwegian) and Jon Forss (British) have worked together as the creative direction & design team Non-Format since 2000. They work on a range of projects including art direction, design, illustration and custom typography for arts & culture, music industry, fashion and advertising clients. They have art directed the independent music monthly The Wire and also Varoom: the journal of illustration and made images.
Markus Dressen has developed a unique aesthetics which runs through every page of his book. Dressen works are objects to unfold, touch, handle and see, as well as to read. He is a former student at the famous Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig.