Hot Cakes - is one of the famous painting from Diego Gravinese's Gallery. The Darkness, a british band that I’ve been a fan of since 2002, and their newest album called ‘Hot Cakes’.done by Rob Chenery, Creative Director of London based agency TOURIST about the ‘making of’ the band’s provocative album cover. How was the concept conceived? Did the band present this to you? The original concept came from Thom Lessner, a friend of the band.
Could you please give us a brief description of the creative and execution process? And, was the band involved throughout it? Tourist put forward style boards for various props including gold bikinis, sunglasses, etc., the look of the models from magazine reference as well as how we wanted the syrup to drip off the pancakes. We sent all the style books to the band to approve before the shoot commenced. The band’s brief was to create ‘an unapologetically mainstream 70’s poorrnn, kitsch Linda Lovelace vs Raquel Welch vibe’ with big, bold retro looking typography.
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