Celebrating 20 years as one of electronic music’s most loved labels, ANJUNABEATS has brought light to 2020 with livestream events, compilations from their artists, and release after release. To commemorate the anniversary and continue the celebration, ABOVE & BEYOND present a special merchandise collection designed by Farrow Design.
"When we started the label 20 years ago, one of our early design inspirations was Mark Farrow. Mark was probably the best sleeve designer at the time, having created iconic sleeves and flyers for Factory Records and The Haçienda in the early 1980s and, most famously, for The PET SHOP BOYS - one of our favorite bands,” said Above & Beyond.
“His sleeve designs are iconic pieces of art and his liberal use of negative space, eye-popping colors, and the iconic Helvetica font gave his work a look we adored. Shortly before leaving Warner Music, Tony had hired Mark to design the sleeve for William Orbit’s classical album, ‘Pieces In A Modern Style,’ the campaign that gave the world FERRY CORSTEN’s remix of Barber’s Adagio. You might see a subtle nod to that album if you look closely at the design of Anjuna's early vinyl sleeves.
“A few years later we reached out to Farrow Design for the sleeve of ‘Tri-State’ and met with Mark for a pleasant but very brief chat - they were far too expensive for us.
Over the years since then, our design work has taken its own path, with Mat Maitland and the folks at Big Active creating some incredible work for us and our own in-house art department going from strength to strength. But our admiration for the work of Farrow has never diminished and so, with our 20 year anniversary upon us, we decided to give Mark and Gary a special project to help us commemorate the label’s 20 year birthday and the long shadow their designs have cast over our own aesthetic. The result is a 20 Year art print and clothing range which is ready just in time for Christmas."
The special limited edition items are available exclusively at Anjunastore.
Also this week, HYBRID MINDS released a drum & bass remix of Above & Beyond’s iconic ‘Love Is Not Enough’ (feat. Zoë Johnston) from ‘Group Therapy.’ Listen to the remix out now and tune into ABGT this Friday, December 11 for Hybrid Minds’ debut guest mix.