MONO (Japan)

Collaboration: 2013-

Website, Documentary, Photo Book, Cover Art, Album Design, Merchandise, Posters, Promo Trailers, Live Photography & Digital Management

MONO are a Japanese Instrumental Rock band who have toured worldwide extensively since 1999 in over 50 countries with around 150 shows per year, playing in front of over 100,000 people a year. The band has now released over 8 albums and are famously known as one of the pioneer bands of the post-rock genre.


MMXVII.

Live In Melbourne CD 2017 Live In Melbourne CD 2017 Live In Melbourne CD 2017 Live In Melbourne CD 2017

"Live In Melbourne" Official Bootleg CD

Job: Digital Art, Layout Design

Release: Forty-4 Records

Features:

  • Digital Artwork
  • Slipcase CD
  • Limited at merch booth only

"Requiem For Hell" Release Party - Live In Tokyo - Official Trailer

Job: Promo Trailer

Release: Hostess Entertainment (Japan)

Team: Ogino Design (Editing), New Noise China (Footage), Vesa Ranta (Footage)

Features:

  • Promotional trailer video for "Requiem For Hell" release party in Tokyo, Japan
Marketing 2017

Marketing Design

Job: Layout Design

Features:

  • Asia Tour Tour 2017 Poster

MMXVI.

"Journey For Hell" Official Documentary

Job: Storywriting, Video Editing

Release: Clrvynt (United States), VISIONS Magazine (Germany), Impatto Sonoro (Italy), Full Moon Magazine (Czech Republic), Kvlt (Poland), Hostess Entertainment (Japan), Public Rhythm (Japan), LeTV (China)

Team: Ogino Design (Editing), Yoshiharu Ota (Footage)

Features:

  • Full version of the band's first ever official documentary
  • Full English/Japanese translated subtitles

"Journey For Hell" Official Documentary Teaser

Job: Storywriting, Video Editing

Release: Exclusive showcase at pre-listening of "Requiem For Hell" in Tokyo, Japan on Oct 7 prior to the world premiere, and later worldwide via PR

Team: Ogino Design (Editing), Yoshiharu Ota (Footage)

Features:

  • Teaser version of the upcoming official documentary
  • Full English/Japanese translated subtitles
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Official Website v3

Job: Web Design & Development, Web Management

Features:

  • Bilingual (English & Japanese)
  • Optimised for mobile and tablet
  • Special album introduction index pages
  • Video background
  • Parallax movement
  • Full screen modern design
  • Full band history, discography and gallery
  • Full tour history
  • Newsletter subscription
  • Blog
  • Bandcamp design

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Official Merchandise

Job: Layout Design w/ Takaakira 'Taka' Goto, Digital Art

Release: Various (Pelagic Records, New Noise, Shirt Killer)

Features:

  • "Snow" T-Shirt
  • "Inferno - Requiem For Hell" T-Shirt
  • "Inferno - Requiem For Hell" Zip Hoodie
  • "Inferno - Requiem For Hell" Zip Hoodie
  • "IX - Requiem For Hell" T-Shirt
  • "Requiem For Hell" T-Shirt
  • "The Hierachies" T-Shirt

"Requiem For Hell" Official Mini Trailer

Job: Promo Trailer

Team: Ogino Design (Editing), Vesa Ranta (Footage)

Features:

  • Shorter version of the upcoming album & music video teaser for smaller social media outlets
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"You Are There" Casette Tape Edition

Job: Layout Re-Design (Originally by Jeremy deVine & Esteban Rey)

Release: Kamikaze Tapes

Features:

  • Original Artwork by Esteban Rey
  • Original layout re-designed for tape release exclusively
  • Limited to 150 copies
Marketing 2016

Marketing Design

Job: Layout Design

Features:

  • Shellac & MONO North America Tour 2016 Poster

MMXV.

Photo Book 2015 Photo Book 2015 Photo Book 2015 Photo Book 2015 Photo Book 2015 Photo Book 2015 Photo Book 2015 Photo Book 2015 Photo Book 2015 Photo Book 2015 Photo Book 2015 Photo Book 2015 Photo Book 2015

"The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness Tour 2014-2015" Photo Book + Live CDs

Job: Custom Logo, Layout Design

Release: Pelagic Records

Features:

  • Story of the band
  • 100 Pages of live photos by Muto
  • Limited to 900 copies, hand-numbered
  • Linen cover + blind emboss finish
  • 2 Live CDs by Koichi Hara

SOLD OUT

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Marketing Design

Job: Layout Design

Features:

  • Rays of Darkness/The Last Dawn Japan Tour 2015 Poster
  • Rays of Darkness/The Last Dawn Japan Tour 2015 Flyer
  • The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness European Tour 2015 Poster
  • The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness European Winter Tour 2015 Poster
NZ Photos 2015 NZ Photos 2015 NZ Photos 2015 NZ Photos 2015 NZ Photos 2015

Live Photos (NZ 2015)

Job: Digital Photography, Photo Editing

Event: The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness Australia/New Zealand Tour 2015

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Date: Dec 10, 2015

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Live Photos (Japan 2015)

Job: Digital Photography, Photo Editing

Event: Rays of Darkness/The Last Dawn Japan Tour 2015

Location: Osaka, Japan

Date: Jan 17, 2015

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MMXIV.

Digital Management role from this year onwards

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Official Website v2

Job: Web Design & Development, Web Management

Features:

  • Bilingual (English & Japanese)
  • Optimised for mobile and tablet
  • Special album introduction index pages
  • Full screen modern design
  • Full band history, discography and gallery
  • Full tour history
  • Music player
  • Bandcamp design

RENEWED IN 2016

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Official Merchandise

Job: Layout Design, Digital Art (Poster), Custom Logo (Totebag)

Release: Various (Pelagic Records, New Noise, Shirt Killer, Cinra)

Features:

  • "The Last Dawn" T-Shirt (feat. artwork by Pat Perry)
  • "Rays of Darkness" T-Shirt (feat. artwork by Pat Perry)
  • "The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness" China Exclusive Poster (feat. artwork by Pat Perry)
  • "Kanata" Totebag
  • "The Last Dawn" Zip Hoodie (feat. artwork by Pat Perry)
Marketing 2014

Marketing Design

Job: Layout Design

Features:

  • The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness European Tour 2014 Poster

MMXIII.

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Official Website

Job: Web Design & Development, Web Management

Features:

  • Bilingual (English & Japanese)
  • Optimised for mobile and tablet
  • Full screen modern design
  • Full band history, discography and gallery
  • Full tour history

RENEWED IN 2014

Testimonial

「Seiyaとコラボレーションをして3年が経つ。Website / SNSをはじめとするMONOのデジタルマネージメントはもちろん、Website、T-Shirtsや写真集のデザインなどもやってもらっている。抽象的な僕からのたくさんのリクエストに、いつも嫌な顔一つせずに付き合ってくれるSeiyaにとても感謝してる。お互いに、年々、やればやるほどに成長してるって感じる。そこが良いコラボレーションをしているという証拠なんだと思う。お互いにアイデアを持ち寄りながらの彼とのクリエイティブな作業はとても美しく、素晴らしい。」

"It's been 3 years since we began our collaboration. Not only for MONO's digital management; website / social media and more, but he has also designed numerous materials for us, from websites and t-shirts to photo books. Despite many requests from someone abstract like myself, he never makes a face and always helps out, and for that, I am truly grateful for Seiya. I feel that as we collaborate more and more each year, we are both growing together. I think that's the evidence of a good collaboration. We both bring our ideas to the table, and that creative process with him is extremely beautiful and wonderful."

/ Takaakira 'Taka' Goto (MONO (Japan), Solo Musician) [2013-present]