Marc Bessant

graphic art and design studio@marcbessant.com

Elizabeth Harvest

Artwork, Graphic Design, Music, Soundtrack


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LP design for Rachel Zeffira’s Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the Sebastian Gutierrez film ‘Elizabeth Harvest’.

Utilising images from the film key-art and on-set stills to put the Invada Records LP package together. Sleeve, insert and transparent vinyl.

Josh Wynter – Liminality

Artwork, design, Music, Photography, Uncategorized


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I was approached by award-winning composer Josh Wynter to create the cover art for his new digital album ‘Liminality’. Josh was keen to present his music in the ‘contemporary classical / alternative’ sphere whilst giving a nod to an organic, natural palette. On listening I could see why, cinematic strokes and delicate details, his music certainly makes good pictures. We were keen to explore the ‘space in-between’ or portals between worlds, we looked at reflections and geometric shapes in various environments until eventually settling on a photograph I took at Morte Hoe in Devon, UK a couple of years ago; The palette really worked, the drama and the beauty was apparent and so I set about slicing the image up in order to mirror different sections, it had to look wrong (in a good way) but also intriguing, like something super-natural that may have always been there, something photo/graphic. We worked on lots of versions but when this one came along it just felt right.

Joshs music can be heard on various TV/Film and over at https://www.joshwynter.com

Michael Head & The Red elastic Band

Artwork, design, Music, posters


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I don’t do as many gig-posters as I used to, so I was very happy when asked to do two new posters for two upcoming gigs from Michael Head. Really enjoyed doing these too, must do more (if only I were asked)!

Tickets > violetterecords.com/tickets/ Posters available at the gig

Prevenge Poster

Artwork, design, movies, posters


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I was just reading how the film ‘Prevenge’ was released one year ago so thought I would share a poster that I put together at the time. There was never any intention for it to be used, just a bit of fun really, ‘fan-art’ one might say.

‘Prevenge’ Original Soundtrack by Toydrum

Artwork, design, film, Music


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‘Prevenge’ – A pitch black, wryly British comedy, which follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree that’s as funny as it is vicious. It’s her misanthropic unborn baby dictating Ruth’s actions, holding society responsible for the absence of a father. (And if you watch close enough you might even catch a glimpse of yours truly). The music is great, as one would expect from Toydrum, so I was very happy to take on the sleeve design. The idea was to have a record that looked maniacally vandalised so I took the assets and scratched, drew and generally treated them without care. The inner-gatefold are pages from Ruth’s ‘kill book’ which appears in the film, all ripped, crushed and presented for your pleasure. Go see the film, Alice (Lowe) is a real talent (and a lovely person) then go buy the soundtrack, you won’t be disappointed.

Charlotte Hatherley – True Love LP

Artwork, design, Music


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Design for Charlotte Hatherley’s new album ‘True Love’. A very Tarkovsky inspired bit of sci-fi realism for this Gatefold sleeve (with coloured vinyl) utilising stills from Charlottes latest video.  More about Charlotte Hatherley here

Peter Gabriel Vinyl Soundtracks

Artwork, design, Music


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Continuing with the remastered to vinyl re-releases of Peter Gabriel’s albums come three of his soundtracks – ‘Passion – Music to The Last Temptation of Christ’, ‘Birdy’, and ‘Long Walk Home’. Once again I reverse engineered the original, existing albums – rescanning, cleaning, going back to original sources to get visual assets as good as possible for all parts.

Aurellio – Durandi

Artwork, design, Music


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Worked with prolific mark-maker, illustrator and all round nice guy Ben Tallon to put together a book/album for Honduran musician Aurellio Martinez 30th Anniversary album ‘Durandi’ available on RealWorld records. Description and more of Ben’s photos here