Leif Podhajsky

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Digital artist

    About the artist

    Leif Podhajsky is an Australian graphic designer and art director, well known for his album art working with artists such as Tame Impala, Foals, The Vines, Lykke Li, Gypsy & The Cat, Shabazz Palaces, Young Magic, Toy, The Horrors and Bonobo (musician).
     
    Podhajsky's work has been described as "striking abstractions of nature – mirrored vistas, engulfing waves, rippling, melting cosmic landscapes".

    Podhajsky has worked with many different musical artists and, in addition to creating album art, has also created artwork for a number of record labels around the world, such as Warp Records, Modular Records, Sub Pop Records and Sony Music, with tour posters, t-shirts and other merchandise.

    Podhajsky has also worked with Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala on numerous occasions, creating art for their album Innerspeaker and its follow-up Lonerism, and also creating art for their singles "Solitude Is Bliss", "Lucidity", "Expectation", "Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?", "Apocalypse Dreams" and "Elephant".

    Podhajsky's personal philosophy on working with musical artists is "I try and work with artists who I respect - whose music I would want to listen to. A lot of albums that have my work on them are on solid rotation. Ideally I like to spend a lot of time with the music working out a story and concept which I can capture the whole albums feel and flow." Podhajsky also uses album art to "create one image which encompasses an entire album of story and emotion"

    Music also inspires Podhajsky in "not just work for record labels or bands, but across everything I do. I find it helps me turn the part of my brain that over analyses and makes things logical switch off. This helps as it lets me form compositions in a more natural and fluid way, so it felt really organic to begin creating artwork for musicians. I have always loved album art and think it can really add to the whole experience of an album."

    Source: Leif Podhajsky Wikipedia

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