@dadek Thanks for the kind words! I am still around, just don’t have a lot to say about gear anymore, and as this forum has become more and more eurorack focused (Not a criticism just an observation) I have become more focused on meditation and minimalism.
This is pretty timely as I’m currently working with a yet-to-launch collective on their visual identity.
On label Visuals:
I think that for most labels / collectives / etc. there should be a conscious decision as to whether visual identity aligns to the artists individually or to the collective as a whole. Neither is right or wrong. Something like Detroit Underground ( http://detroitunderground.net/ ) is a great example of a visually strong label, perhaps at the expense or individual artists’ own visual identity.
A label such as XL offers total visual freedom to it’s collaborators, a real strength when you see such disparate art as: http://xlrecordings.com/watch/113 and http://xlrecordings.com/watch/114 (Note the adjacent release numbers). Perhaps that’s at the expense of the labels’ own visual identity.
A happy medium might be something like NinjaTune (https://www.ninjatune.net/home) which definitely has a certain look and feel about their releases, but isn’t strictly curated…
In my opinion as this community has been birthed from Monome, it’d be a shame to lose the beautifully constructed minimalist identity that @tehn and @kelli_cain have spent so long curating. Everything from the screen-printed packageing, to the websites, to the PCB designs, to their writing screams a holistic approach to their work and outlook. It’s something I think a lot of us have found intensely attractive about Monome in it’s various forms, and I think it’d be a real missed opportunity to not continue the tradition in a net-label.
Regardless of the approach taken, I’d be more than happy to offer help and work to either community members looking for artwork themselves, or to the label as a whole. The kind of thing I do is pretty clear from my website: www.awonderfulkindofimpossible.co.uk
TLDR: Monome is beautifully curated, hit me up for artwork.