Jeff Jank

Art & Web Director for Stones Throw Records

Artists: Madlib, J Dilla, Aloe Blacc, MF DOOM, Mayer Hawthorne

Los Angeles based independent music label

Founded in 1996

Example Work

Style

Contrarian - disillusioned with music industry

Iconic - identity without a portrait

Classic - jazz and punk

Major Theme: Identity

"I was thinking of a picture of this man, who happened to wear a mask for some reason, as opposed to 'a picture of a mask.' ... what's his story?"

"not himself, not an alter-ego, certainly not a cartoon character. He was literally 'the unseen'"

"I'll have to pass on the photo thing. I take about one picture every three years"

Process

In the Court of the Crimson King + Madonna = Madvilliany

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