2 months ago
Bibio will release ‘Zen Drums/Dada Drums’ as a limited edition vinyl on 21 April for Record Store Day 2018. Every copy of the two-track 12” has a unique hand-painted sleeve.
Music & video by Bibio.
Sleeve & record label designed by Timothy Donaldson.
Sleeve factory footage by Rob Austin.
Joseph Bradley Hill
“Zen Drums and Dada Drums are two spontaneous pieces consisting of live drums and synthesisers. I asked my friend Timothy Donaldson, who is a type designer and action calligrapher among other practices, to work with me on the artwork. He is also an admirer of Zen and Dada, so it felt like a project that was personally relevant as a collaboration. Timothy designed the artwork for this release but also drew/wrote on every individual sleeve with a large brush laden with carbon ink. As a result, each and every one of the 1000 copies has unique artwork. I visited Timothy in Cornwall to video and photograph him working on the sleeves.”