Depeche Mode ‘Global Spirit Tour’

Album design and concert posters for the world’s most massive alternative band. The album “Spirit” is the 14th studio album by the English electro-pioneers Depeche Mode. Anton Corbijn, responsible for the photography and artwork, invited us to help him with the design for the album and posters for ‘The Global Spirit Tour.’
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Political touch


In Stockholm, Anton Corbijn asked us if we wanted to help him with an assignment. Designing the new album “Spirit” by Depeche Mode and the announcement poster for the world tour design. Spirit is politically charged and requires a darker image. Flags and marching legs cut by Anton from black paper have become essential carriers in the design and later as stage animations during the tour. The illustrative style in gray, red, and black dominates and is supported by photography and clean typography.
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From vinyl to streaming


The album is released in a double album vinyl with a unique etching “Spirit” logo, a 2cd deluxe edition with a 28-page booklet and 5 remixes made by Depeche Mode, Matrixxman and Kurt Uenala, collectively under the name “Jungle Spirit Mixes.” In addition to the album, we designed the covers for the singles “Where's The Revolution” and “Going Backwards.” Released under the Columbia and Sony Music label.

I think that the main strength SMEL brings to the projects we have done over many years is implementing a clear and strong structure, once that is in place, everything flows easier.

— Anton Corbijn
Client
Sony Music
Columbia Records
Anton Corbijn
Website
www.depechemode.com
Collaborations
Photography and artwork:
Anton Corbijn

Live photos:
Ralph Larmann
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