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Aug 23, 2017

Shining (Sweden) - Official Website 2017

I'm happy to announce that this time, for Swedish Extreme Metal band Shining's 10th album "X - Varg Utan Flock" (Wolf Without A Pack), I had the pleasure of designing everything from the new album (in various formats), 7", website to many series of merchandise. Full information to be revealed soon via Season of Mist. Stay tuned and check out the stage 1 of the website!

Shining (Sweden) - Official Website 2017
www.shiningasylum.com

Website by Ogino Design

Aug 18, 2017

Ciaran McMeeken (New Zealand) - Official Website 2017

Celebrating the release of the debut full-length, New Zealand singer-songwriter Ciaran McMeeken's website is now officially relaunched. Check it out! The new album was also designed by Ogino Design, and is now available on CD and Digital worldwide.

Ciaran McMeeken (New Zealand) - Official Website 2017
www.ciaranmcmeeken.com

Website by Ogino Design
Photography by various artists

Aug 8, 2017

Ciaran McMeeken (New Zealand) - Ciaran McMeeken (2017) CD

New Zealand singer-songwriter Ciaran McMeeken's debut self-titled full-length album is officially out now worldwide. Check it out! Available on gatefold wallet CD and digital, designed once again by Ogino Design. It's been a great 3 years growing together, Ciaran. Congratulations!

Ciaran McMeeken (New Zealand) - Ciaran McMeeken (2017)

Design & Layout by Ogino Design
Photography by Marissa Findlay

— TRACKLIST —

01 My Kin
02 That Feeling
03 Invisible
04 Which Way Shall We Go?
05 Do You Mind?
06 Al Capone
07 Don't Give Your Heart To Me
08 Don't Lie To Me
09 Wi-Fi
10 Human
11 Who I am
12 Spanish Steps

— BUY/LISTEN NOW —

http://smarturl.it/ciaran-mcmeeken

Aug 4, 2017

The Panic Room (Sweden) - Official Company Website 2017

At last, I'm happy to present the new website of multi award winning Swedish audio engineer Thomas "Plec" Johansson's studio The Panic Room's brand new website! He has been an amazing collaborator for many years now. It feels great to have another one completed for him! Check it out! Rebranding was also completed by Ogino Design in early 2016.

The Panic Room (Sweden) - Official Company Website 2017
www.thepanicroom.se

Website & Branding by Ogino Design

Aug 1, 2017

Behind the Shadow Drops (Japan) - Positive Shadow, Negative Light (Official Streaming Video)

MONO (Japan)'s Takaakira 'Taka' Goto's new solo project, Behind the Shadow Drops' first single "Positive Shadow, Negative Light" from the debut album "H a r m o n i c" (September 22 release via Temporary Residence Ltd.) is now available for streaming. Check it out! It's a beautiful piece. Streaming video put together by yours truly.

Behind the Shadow Drops (Japan) - Positive Shadow, Negative Light (Official Streaming Video)

Pre-Order "H a r m o n i c": http://smarturl.it/btsd-h-a-r-m-o-n-i-c

Video by Ogino Design
Artwork by Mitja Kobal

Jul 27, 2017

Ciaran McMeeken (New Zealand) - New Zealand Tour 2017 Poster

New poster design for New Zealand singer-songwriter Ciaran McMeeken's debut full-length album tour. This will be his first ever tour with a full band, which will take place from the release date on August 4. Don't miss out!

Ciaran McMeeken (New Zealand) - New Zealand Tour 2017 Poster

Design by Ogino Design
Photography by Marissa Findlay

— TOUR INFO —

Aug 4, 2017 // The Savoy // Dunedin
Aug 5, 2017 // Sherwood // Queenstown
Aug 6, 2017 // Meow // Wellington
Aug 10, 2017 // Tuning Fork // Auckland

Tickets: www.ciaranmcmeeken.com

Jul 24, 2017

Ciaran McMeeken (New Zealand) - Ciaran McMeeken (2017) Cover Design

After 3 years of groundwork and 2 EPs, New Zealand singer-songwriter Ciaran McMeeken to release his debut self-titled full-length on August 4 via his own label Rhino Peak. We have worked together from the start in 2014, so this is an exciting moment for both of us. The album will be available on CD and digital worldwide. Make sure to check it out!

Ciaran McMeeken (New Zealand) - Ciaran McMeeken (2017)

01 My Kin
02 That Feeling
03 Invisible
04 Which Way Shall We Go?
05 Do You Mind?
06 Al Capone
07 Don't Give Your Heart To Me
08 Don't Lie To Me
09 Wi-Fi
10 Human
11 Who I am
12 Spanish Steps

Listen/Pre-Order: http://smarturl.it/ciaran-mcmeeken

Design by Ogino Design
Photography by Marissa Findlay

Jul 18, 2017

Behind the Shadow Drops (Japan) - Positive Shadow, Negative Light (2017) Cover Design

First single "Positive Shadow, Negative Light" from the debut album "H a r m o n i c" by Behind the Shadow Drops (Takaakira 'Taka' Goto from MONO (Japan)'s new solo project) is available now for streaming. Check it out! Pre-orders for the full album (CD/LP/Digital) also available now via Temporary Residence Ltd.

Behind the Shadow Drops (Japan) - Positive Shadow, Negative Light (2017)

01 Positive Shadow, Negative Light

Listen/Pre-Order "H a r m o n i c": http://smarturl.it/btsd-h-a-r-m-o-n-i-c

Design by Ogino Design
Photography by Mitja Kobal

Jul 13, 2017

SEER (Canada) - Vol. III & IV: Cult of the Void (2017) CD

Another collaboration with Canadian Doom Metal band SEER. Their first full-length album "Vol. III & IV: Cult of the Void" is out now worldwide via Art of Propaganda. Check it out!

SEER (Canada) - Vol. III & IV: Cult of the Void (2017)

Artwork by Waguna Wiryawan
Design & Layout by Ogino Design

— TRACKLIST —

01 Ancient Sands (Rot Preacher)
02 Acid Sweat
03 They Used Dark Forces
04 Burnt Offerings
05 I: Tribe of Shuggnyth
06 II: Spirit River
07 III: Passage of Tears
08 संसार

— PURCHASE INFO —

Physical:
Band - https://goo.gl/FRcJHZ
Label - https://goo.gl/UxHTmc
Plastic Head - https://goo.gl/dAAMDN
EMP - https://goo.gl/xqb7Qp
Nuclear Blast - https://goo.gl/b5V2By
Amazon - https://goo.gl/k9Ryjn
World of Music - https://goo.gl/4Q5Zmm
Saturn - https://goo.gl/7dGW3e
Media Markt - https://goo.gl/PhYoVE
Buecher.de - https://goo.gl/fW6rQK
JPC - https://goo.gl/gKh7kz
Moluna.de - https://goo.gl/wmmpdr
Grooves.land - https://goo.gl/wjs2PA
Austropop - https://goo.gl/Z9yPxe
Exlibris - https://goo.gl/78CGxA

Digital:
Bandcamp - https://goo.gl/FRcJHZ
iTunes - https://goo.gl/UNg2og
Spotify - https://goo.gl/SESM5s
Amazon MP3 - https://goo.gl/k9Ryjn
Google Play - https://goo.gl/sKuyK9

Distributed by:
Plastic Head (UK, Europe, USA) - https://goo.gl/hYgyT
Edel AG (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) - https://goo.gl/wSReLo

Jun 21, 2017

MONO (Japan) - "Requiem For Hell" North America Tour 2017 Poster V2

MONO (Japan) are back on their North America Tour as of last week! The co-headlining tour with Low has just finished, and about to begin the stand alone shows from Jun 20 to 28, followed by 2 co-headlining shows with Deafheaven in Mexico. Make sure to not miss out!

MONO (Japan) - North America Tour 2017 Poster V2

Design & Artwork Restoration by Ogino Design
Artwork by Gustave Doré

— TOUR PART II INFO —

Jun 12-17 Co-headlining w/ LOW
Jun 30-Jul 1 Co-headlining w/ Deafheaven

Jun 12, 2017 // Globe Theatre // Los Angeles, CA
Jun 13, 2017 // The Fillmore // San Francisco, CA
Jun 15, 2017 // Wonder Ballroom // Portland, OR
Jun 16, 2017 // The Neptune // Seattle, WA
Jun 17, 2017 // Imperial // Vancouver, BC
Jun 20, 2017 // Pub Station // Billings, MT
Jun 23, 2017 // Sled Island Festival // Calgary, AB
Jun 24, 2017 // Cosmo Hall // Saskatoon, SK
Jun 25, 2017 // The Good Will // Winnipeg, MB
Jun 27, 2017 // The Waiting Room // Omaha, NE
Jun 28, 2017 // Gabe's Oasis // Iowa City, IA
Jun 30, 2017 // Foro Independencia // Guadalajara, MX
Jul 1, 2017 // El Plaza Condesa // Mexico City, MX

Tickets: www.monoofjapan.com/en/tour.php

Jun 13, 2017

10 Year Anniversary Message from Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory/Cut Up)

10 Year Anniversary message from Tobias Gustafsson of Vomitory and Cut Up. Thank you for the heartwarming message, and for the last 8 years!

"Happy 10th anniversary to my buddy Seiya Ogino and his Ogino Design! Ogino Design has been my/our solid rock in www-land for about 8 years. Seiya designed and maintained the Vomitory website for many years, and now we have the pleasure to continue working with him with Cut Up. So here's to the next decade! I can't recommend the services of Ogino Design enough! The dude is top notch!"

Tobias

Jun 6, 2017

10 Year Anniversary Message from Takaakira 'Taka' Goto (MONO/Behind the Shadow Drops/After Hours)

10 Year Anniversary message from Takaakira 'Taka' Goto of MONO, Behind the Shadow Drops and After Hours festival. Thank you for the heartwarming message, Taka! It's been great 4 years!

"It's been 4 years since I started working with Seiya / Ogino Design. Not only for MONO, but he has also been doing design and digital management for my solo project, and from this year, for the Japanese music festival After Hours.

When you work on design or any creative jobs, there are times that things don't go smoothly, like in life. I think people's true worth are questioned in those moments. It's important to stay strong, not give up or compromise, and aim for a good result. I think Seiya is a person who can do that. Even though there are things that he can still learn, I trust him as a partner with these elements combined. Congratulations on the 10 year anniversary!"

Taka

「Seiya / Ogino Designと仕事をし始めて4年になる。MONOはもちろん、僕のソロ、そして今年2017年には日本で開催したAfter Hoursというフェスティバルのデザインやデジタルマネージメントまでやってもらっている。

デザインやクリエイティブな作業は人生と同じでスムーズにいく時もあれば、そうでない時もある。人は、上手くいかない時にこそ真価が問われると思う。諦めず、妥協をせず、良い結果を出そうと踏ん張れるかが重要なんだ。Seiyaはそこを頑張れる人だと思う。とはいえ未熟なところもまだまだあるけど、それを含めてパートナーとして信頼している。10周年おめでとう!」

Taka

May 31, 2017

Ogino Design 10 Year Anniversary

As of December 2016, Ogino Design marked 10 years since its birth. I'd like to celebrate this celebratory year by revealing to you the new branding, and also the newly refreshed website!

Ogino Design started back in December 2006 while I was visiting my home; Japan. Back then, I had no indication of where this project was heading, nor did I have any particular goal, but to simply support the art I love. But because of so many great people I met over the years, and their support, Ogino Design became much bigger than I anticipated. For that, I am truly grateful.

I'd like to take this moment and thank every one of you who shared creativity with me, as well as for those who chose to follow my work, for years of support. Without you, I am nothing.

Last but not least, I'd like to give a special thank you and mention to the highly regarded illustrator Christophe Szpajdel​ (known for works for Emperor​, Moonspell​, Enthroned​, etc), for helping my vision come true with the new branding. You were incredible.

Once again, thank you, and here's to another 10 years!

Ogino Design brand 2017 was put together by:
Christophe Szpajdel - Illustration
Ogino Design - Art Direction & Design

All the best and much love,
Seiya Ogino
May 2017

May 24, 2017

MMXVII.V.XXXI

Big announcement coming soon. Stay tuned!

May 18, 2017

Earth Rot (Australia) - Renascentia (2017) CD

At last, Australian Death Metal band Earth Rot's 2nd full-length album "Renascentia" is available now in physical formats. It was a pleasure to collaborate with them for the first time. Pick up your copy now at: www.earthrot.com.au!

Earth Rot (Australia) - Renascentia (2017)

Artwork by Stigma : The Art of Samuel Nelson
Design & Layout by Ogino Design

— TRACKLIST —

01 Terraform
02 The Ancient Fire
03 Waves of the Blackest Mire
04 Anachronous Oath
05 Panoptic Terror
06 The Bones That Lay Beneath the Earth
07 Bestial Shadow Forest
08 Funeral Pyre
09 Condemned to the Grave
10 Unfurled, the Cover of Darkness

— OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO —

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1wGc7GsNC8

— BUY/LISTEN NOW —

http://www.earthrot.com.au/album/renascentia

May 11, 2017

Cromonic (Sweden) - Time (2017) CD

Physical copies of Swedish Power Metal band Cromonic's debut album "Time" is now available. Featuring all original artwork and design by Ogino Design. Check it out and grab your copy now at: www.cromonic.com!

Cromonic (Sweden) - Time (2017)

Artwork, Design & Layout by Ogino Design

— TRACKLIST —

01 Another World
02 Time
03 Tale of Pain
04 Mental Cry
05 Prophecy
06 Revenant
07 Paradise
08 The Hunt
09 Dragonsong (Bonus)

— OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO —

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LycQ5XgpkoI

— BUY/LISTEN NOW —

http://hyperurl.co/time-cromonic

Apr 27, 2017

Alcest (France) Live Photography 2017

Some live photography for French Post-Metal band Alcest in Auckland, New Zealand earlier this week (Apr 24). Fantastic night. Thank you, Life Is Noise for the invite!

http://photography.oginodesign.com/Alcest-2017-04-24/

Apr 26, 2017

Thank you, MONO (Japan)!

A little gift from Japan. MONO (Japan)'s merch booth exclusive live CD "Live In Melbourne" came out perfectly. Thank you, Takaakira 'Taka' Goto, MAGNIPH and Hostess Entertainment for sending it through (+ extra goodies)!

"Live In Melbourne" is limited to 500 copies. Make sure to pick it up at their upcoming shows: www.monoofjapan.com/en/tour.php!

"Live In Melbourne" - Artwork, Design & Layout by Ogino Design
"Requiem For Hell" - Design by Jeremy DeVine (Temporary Residence Ltd.) / Artwork Restoration by Ogino Design

Apr 22, 2017

Away in Auckland

Away in Auckland until Apr 25 (Tue). Please expect some delay in responses. Thank you!

Apr 20, 2017

MONO (Japan) "Requiem For Hell" North America Tour 2017 (Official Trailer)

MONO (Japan) "Requiem For Hell" North America Tour 2017 starts now! The first two shows are support for Sleep, followed by 19 shows out of 23 (Apr 22-May 14) with Holy Sons as support, then co-headlining tour with Low in West Coast, US and Canada in June. Make sure to not miss out!

MONO (Japan) - North America Tour 2017 (Official Trailer)

Trailer by Ogino Design
Footage by various artists

Apr 19, 2017 // First Avenue // Minneapolis, MN
Apr 20, 2017 // Majestic Theatre // Madison, WI [SOLD OUT]
Apr 21, 2017 // University of Wisconsin // Madison, WI
Apr 22, 2017 // Subterranean // Chicago, IL
Apr 23, 2017 // El Club // Detroit, MI
Apr 25, 2017 // Lee's Palace // Toronto, ON
Apr 26, 2017 // Phi Centre // Montréal, QC
Apr 27, 2017 // Columbus Theatre // Providence, RI
Apr 28, 2017 // 3S Artspace // Portsmouth, NH
Apr 29, 2017 // Ballroom at the Outer Space // Hamden, CT
May 1, 2017 // Music Hall of Williamsburg // Brooklyn, NY
May 2, 2017 // Johnny Brenda's // Philadelphia, PA
May 3, 2017 // Rock & Roll Hotel // Washington, DC
May 4, 2017 // Motorco Music Hall // Durham, NC
May 5, 2017 // The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall // Asheville, NC
May 6, 2017 // Exit In // Nashville, TN
May 8, 2017 // The Earl // Atlanta, GA
May 9, 2017 // Saturn // Birmingham, AL
May 11, 2017 // Spanish Moon // Baton Rouge, LA
May 12, 2017 // Walter's Downtown // Houston, TX
May 13, 2017 // Club Dada // Dallas, TX
May 14, 2017 // Barracuda // Austin, TX
May 16, 2017 // Crescent Ballroom // Phoenix, AZ
May 18, 2017 // Urban Lounge // Salt Lake City, UT
May 19, 2017 // Marquis Theatre // Denver, CO
Jun 12, 2017 // Globe Theatre // Los Angeles, CA
Jun 13, 2017 // The Fillmore // San Francisco, CA
Jun 15, 2017 // Wonder Ballroom // Portland, OR
Jun 16, 2017 // The Neptune // Seattle, WA
Jun 17, 2017 // Imperial // Vancouver, BC
Jun 23, 2017 // Sled Island Festival // Calgary, AB

Tickets: www.monoofjapan.com/en/tour.php

Apr 18, 2017

Cromonic (Sweden) - Time (2017) Cover Art

New artwork reveal! This one is for Swedish Power Metal band Cromonic's debut album "Time", which was also mixed and mastered by one of my other clients Plec/The Panic Room. The album is out now worldwide. Check it out! CD version coming soon.

Cromonic (Sweden) - Time (2017)

Artwork by Ogino Design

— TRACKLIST —

01 Another World
02 Time
03 Tale of Pain
04 Mental Cry
05 Prophecy
06 Revenant
07 Paradise
08 The Hunt
09 Dragonsong (Bonus)

— OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO —

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LycQ5XgpkoI

— BUY/LISTEN NOW —

http://hyperurl.co/time-cromonic

Apr 17, 2017

Bridge Burner (New Zealand) - Mantras T-Shirt Available Now!

New Bridge Burner t-shirt "Mantras" came out really great! Order now at: http://bridgeburnernz.bandcamp.com/!

Design by Ogino Design & Ben Read

Apr 6, 2017

Bridge Burner (New Zealand) - Mantras T-Shirt

New merchandise design for New Zealand Death Metal band Bridge Burner. Available from upcoming shows. Make sure to pick them up!

Bridge Burner (New Zealand) - "Mantras" T-Shirt

Design by Ogino Design & Ben Read

Apr 3, 2017

After Hours '17 (Japan) - Festival Poster

Final poster design for Japanese music festival After Hours​ '17. The festival will embark this weekend, and I'm extremely pleased to hear all the tickets are now SOLD OUT. Looking forward to more collaboration for the next one!

After Hours (Japan) - After Hours '17 Poster

Design by Ogino Design​ & Takaakira 'Taka' Goto

— EVENT INFO —

http://www.afterhours.live/
https://www.facebook.com/events/613257098860070/

Mar 28, 2017

Cut Up (Sweden) Official Website 2017

As a celebration of the 2nd full-length album "Wherever They May Rot"'s release, Swedish Death Metal band Cut Up's official website has been renewed. Check it out! The album is out now worldwide via Metal Blade Records.

Cut Up (Sweden) - Official Website 2017
www.cutupofficial.com

Website by Ogino Design
Artwork by Łukasz Jaszak

Mar 26, 2017

After Hours '17 (Japan) - Basement Tea Party Vol.0 Poster

Tomorrow (Mar 27) in Tokyo, Japanese music festival After Hours will have a special one-off event in collaboration with ギター・マガジン (Guitar Magazine), which allows you to play on the actual guitars and equipment of MONO (Japan), envy, Boris, downy and LITE. If you're nearby, make sure to not miss out! You won't get another chance like this!

After Hours (Japan) - Basement Tea Party Vol.0 Poster

Design by Ogino Design & Takaakira 'Taka' Goto

— EVENT INFO —

http://s-era.jp/2017/03/27/guitar-magazine-presents「after-hours-〜basement-tea-party-vol-0〜-」/

Mar 22, 2017

Thank you, Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory/Cut Up)!

I was literally speechless today. One of my longest serving clients Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory/Cut Up) sent me these Ogino Design branded glasses out of nowhere. Wow. Just wow. That must've cost a fortune to produce and ship! Thank you so much, Tobben! You rock!!!

Cut Up will release their 2nd full-length album "Wherever They May Rot" on Mar 24 (Fri) via Metal Blade Records. Make sure to check them out!

www.cutupofficial.com

Mar 21, 2017

The Project Hate MCMXCIX (Sweden) - Official Website 2017

Another collaboration with Swedish Death Metal band The Project Hate MCMXCIX revealed! Their official website was completely redesigned by Ogino Design, based on the works by Finnish artist/developer Marko Saarelainen. Check it out!

The Project Hate MCMXCIX (Sweden) - Official Website 2017
www.theprojecthate.net

Website by Marko Saarelainen & Ogino Design

Mar 8, 2017

After Hours '17 (Japan) - Official Website 2017

The official website of After Hours, the music festival held by envy, MONO (Japan) and downy, completely redesigned and revealed! Check it out! The festival once again welcomes over 30 highly regarded artists throughout Japan, and this time, even from China. This is a must-see. Make sure to not miss out!

After Hours (Japan) - Official Website 2017
www.afterhours.live

Website by Ogino Design

— AFTER HOURS '17 —

Date: Apr 9, 2017 (Sun)
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Venues: TSUTAYA O-EAST, duo MUSIC EXCHANGE, TSUTAYA O-WEST, TSUTAYA O-nest
Open: 12:00 / Start: 13:00
Tickets: www.afterhours.live

Official Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/613257098860070/

Mar 3, 2017

After Hours (Japan) - Branding 2017

I'm happy to announce that I will be now collaborating with After Hours, the music festival held by envy (Japan), MONO (Japan) and downy (Japan), as their digital manager and designer. The whole ideology behind the festival really spoke to me, and I am really excited to be part of their team! Here's the brand refreshment I did a few weeks ago. Check it out, and stay tuned for more!

After Hours (Japan) - Music Festival

Typography Logo by Ogino Design
Symbol Logo by RELESS Graphics

— FESTIVAL STATEMENT (FEB 2017) —

This event was created with a single ideology; to create a space for artists who do not wish to compromise their artistic visions nor accommodate any authority to gather, and "stand against things that ruin art". These pure visions are something that most artists will have had at one time, but may have gradually faded due to the rigid system that still constrains them, stemming from the roots of the old traditional art and music industry.

Naturally, the artistic world has a deep relationship with philosophy and ideology. This is a realm where everyone can equally share their emotions and empathise, without losing the sensory pleasure. This is also a place where people can connect with each other, change each other's world view and become the power to move the world. In the past, excellent art has moved the public and changed the world. Art plays an important role in helping us express things that can't be spoken of, that can't be told. Music is not merely a sound sensation, it can also provide encouragement and comfort. We believe music can become the energy to reassure your own existence and give the power to live, so much more than mere recreation.

We feel that the country we live in, Japan, has the tendency to consume art and music as just entertainment. One thing we learned from our many years of travel throughout the world, is that art and music play a strong role in society, regardless of the country. However, Japan tends to highly value the physical accomplishment itself more, as opposed to recognising the power of influences that people and society bring to each other over a long period of time. What is important with artistic expression is not the outer layer, but what remains deep in the unconscious. We believe that is the true value of music.

With all these thoughts in mind, we'd like to make this festival a place where all the independent and true artists filled with originality and belief, and all the musical fans throughout the world can connect.

In order to achieve this, please lend your hand to us.

Feb 21, 2017
After Hours

このイベントは、古くから根付いている芸術・音楽業界にはびこる組織、具体的にはアーティストが本来持っていたであろう、純粋な想いを込めた活動を、スムーズに行うことを難しくしているシステム、既に出来上がっている体制など『芸術を駄目にするものへの闘争』として、権力に迎合しない、芸術性を妥協をしない、そういった志を持ったアーティスト達が集まり、表現出来る場を少しでも築きたいと思い立ち上げました。

本来、芸術世界は哲学や思想とも深く関わりを持っていて、感覚的な楽しみに留まることなく、相互に感情を伝え合う共感やコミュニケーションとしての楽しみをもたらしていく分野でもある。人と人が繋がり合うためのものであり、さらに、人々の世界観を変え、世界を動かすパワーにもなる。過去、優れた芸術作品は世論を動かし、世界を変えていった。言葉にならないもの、語れないものとしての確かな役割。音楽は音を楽しむだけにとどまらず、励ましや慰めを与える。単なる気晴らしを超えた、自己の存在を確かめ合う生きるためのエネルギーになりうる表現だと信じています。

僕達が住む日本では、芸術や音楽が娯楽として消費されていくことの方が目にする機会が多いのではないかと感じています。世界を長年旅してきた僕達が見てきて感じたことの1つに、世界全体で音楽と芸術の社会的役割が強く深く認識されているということ。日本では未だに ”見える部分”が高く評価されやすく、社会や人々が永い時間をかけて穏やかに影響を与え合うような”見えない部分”に関しては、評価されにくい傾向があるかもしれない。表層の意識だけに留まる事なく、深い無意識の部分こそが芸術表現には重要であって、音楽の本当の価値もそこにあると信じています。

そういった部分をふまえて、今後、世界中に溢れるインディペンデントに活動する、独創性と信念を持った本物のアーティストと、世界中の音楽ファンが繋がれるようなフェスティバルにしたいと思っています。

そのためにも是非皆さんの力を貸してください。

Feb 21, 2017
After Hours

Feb 27, 2017

Gloson (Sweden) - "Grimen" T-Shirt

As a celebration of the release of Gloson's debut full-length "Grimen", a brand new official merchandise featuring my original cover art is available now from their label Art Of Propaganda. The t-shirt is also available as a bundle, and from their upcoming shows. Make sure to grab a copy! Available in S, M, L, XL and XXL.

Gloson (Sweden) - "Grimen" T-Shirt

Artwork & Design by Ogino Design

— ORDER INFO —

Art of Propaganda: https://goo.gl/sZhzsF
"Grimen" Release Show (Feb 25, 2017): https://goo.gl/1uLKee

Feb 25, 2017

MONO (Japan) - "Requiem For Hell" North America Tour 2017 Poster

MONO (Japan) to return to North America in April and May! Two of the shows will be support for Sludge/Doom Metal band Sleep, and 19 shows to be supported by Alternative Rock band Holy Sons. Make sure to not miss out!

MONO (Japan) - North America Tour 2017 Poster

Design & Artwork Restoration by Ogino Design
Artwork by Gustave Doré

— TOUR INFO —

Apr 19-20 w/ Sleep
Apr 22-May 14 w/ Holy Sons

Apr 19, 2017 // First Avenue // Minneapolis, MN
Apr 20, 2017 // Majestic Theatre // Madison, WI [SOLD OUT]
Apr 21, 2017 // University of Wisconsin // Madison, WI
Apr 22, 2017 // Subterranean // Chicago, IL
Apr 23, 2017 // El Club // Detroit, MI
Apr 25, 2017 // Lee's Palace // Toronto, ON
Apr 26, 2017 // Phi Centre // Montréal, QC
Apr 27, 2017 // Columbus Theatre // Providence, RI
Apr 28, 2017 // 3S Artspace // Portsmouth, NH
Apr 29, 2017 // Ballroom at the Outer Space // Hamden, CT
May 1, 2017 // Music Hall of Williamsburg // New York City, NY
May 2, 2017 // Johnny Brenda's // Philadelphia, PA
May 3, 2017 // Rock & Roll Hotel // Washington, DC
May 4, 2017 // Motorco Music Hall // Durham, NC
May 5, 2017 // The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall // Asheville, NC
May 6, 2017 // Exit In // Nashville, TN
May 8, 2017 // The Earl // Atlanta, GA
May 9, 2017 // Saturn // Birmingham, AL
May 11, 2017 // Spanish Moon // Baton Rouge, LA
May 12, 2017 // Walter's Downtown // Houston, TX
May 13, 2017 // Club Dada // Dallas, TX
May 14, 2017 // Barracuda // Austin, TX
May 16, 2017 // Crescent Ballroom // Phoenix, AZ
May 18, 2017 // Urban Lounge // Salt Lake City, UT
May 19, 2017 // Marquis Theatre // Denver, CO

Tickets: www.monoofjapan.com/en/tour.php

Feb 23, 2017

Gloson (Sweden) - "Grimen" Release Show Poster

Like Sludge/Doom Metal? Celebrate the release of the debut full-length "Grimen" with Gloson this coming Saturday (Feb 25) in Halmstad, Sweden! The album is out now worldwide, and some physical copies and new merchandise will be available at the show. Make sure to not miss out!

Gloson (Sweden) - "Grimen" Release Show (Feb 25, 2017)

Artwork & Design by Ogino Design

— EVENT INFO —

https://www.facebook.com/events/1679173885746321/

Feb 21, 2017

Bulletbelt (New Zealand) - Feb 25, 2017 Gig Poster

New collaboration to commence with New Zealand Black Metal band Bulletbelt. More details to be revealed later! On a side note, the band will have a one-off show this coming Saturday (Feb 25) in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Make sure to not miss out!

Bulletbelt (New Zealand) - Gig Poster (Feb 25, 2017)

Design by Ogino Design
Illustration by Slaughterhaus

— EVENT INFO —

https://www.facebook.com/events/1832713163610813/

Feb 16, 2017

Gloson (Sweden) - Grimen (2017) CD & LP

Swedish Sludge/Doom Metal band Gloson's debut full-length "Grimen" is now officially out worldwide! Available on Digipak CD and Gatefold LP in two formats; White Black Heavy White Splatter LP (limited to 100 copies w/ exclusive A1 Poster) and Black LP via Art Of Propaganda. Make sure to pick them up! This highly anticipated album was mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult of Luna.

Gloson (Sweden) - Grimen (2017)

Artwork, Design & Layout by Ogino Design

— TRACKLIST —

01 Prowler
02 Fabulist
03 Antlers
04 Cringe
05 Specter
06 Embodiment

— ORDER INFO —

Art of Propaganda: https://goo.gl/sZhzsF
Amazon: https://goo.gl/xhzzsl
Nuclear Blast: https://goo.gl/peDTBp
EMP: https://goo.gl/Bu34rR
JPC: https://goo.gl/av1D6m
Weltbild: https://goo.gl/3tnzI0
Ex Libris: https://goo.gl/H7tPbz

Digital: http://smarturl.it/gloson-grimen

Feb 14, 2017

MONO (Japan) - Live In Melbourne (2017) CD

MONO (Japan)'s merch booth exclusive Live CD "Live In Melbourne" is now officially out! Who picked a copy yesterday at the "Requiem For Hell" Release Party in Japan? The design comes in a minimal slipcase, and they're limited to 500 copies. Make sure to pick them up when you get a chance!

MONO (Japan) - Live In Melbourne (2017)

Artwork, Design & Layout by Ogino Design

— TRACKLIST —

01 Recoil, Ignite
02 Death In Rebirth
03 Kanata
04 Pure As Snow (Trails Of The Winter Storm)
05 Where We Begin
06 Ashes In The Snow
07 Requiem For Hell

— SINGLE —

"Death In Rebirth"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNEyquvm3Ho

— UPCOMING SHOWS —

www.monoofjapan.com/en/tour.php
www.monoofjapan.com/ja/tour.php

Feb 11, 2017

Gloson (Sweden) - Grimen (Official Trailer)

Next week, on Feb 13, 2017, Swedish Sludge/Doom Metal band Gloson's debut full-length "Grimen" to come out worldwide via Art Of Propaganda. Check out the official trailer I put together for the band, featuring one of the new songs "Specter"!

Gloson (Sweden) - Grimen (Official Trailer)

Trailer by Ogino Design
Footage by Kristoffer Bruhn

— ORDER INFO —

Available on Digipak CD and Gatefold LP in two formats; White Black Heavy White Splatter LP (limited to 100 copies w/ exclusive A1 Poster) and Black LP.

Art of Propaganda: https://goo.gl/sZhzsF
Amazon: https://goo.gl/xhzzsl
Nuclear Blast: https://goo.gl/peDTBp
EMP: https://goo.gl/Bu34rR
JPC: https://goo.gl/av1D6m
Weltbild: https://goo.gl/3tnzI0
Ex Libris: https://goo.gl/H7tPbz

Digital: http://smarturl.it/gloson-grimen

Feb 6, 2017

MONO (Japan) - "Requiem For Hell" Release Party (Official Trailer)

On Feb 12, 2017, MONO (Japan)'s "Requiem For Hell" Release Party will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Here's the official trailer I put together for the band. This will be the final show of "Requiem For Hell" Asia Tour, so make sure to not miss out and celebrate the release!

MONO (Japan) - "Requiem For Hell" Release Party - Live In Tokyo - (Official Trailer)

Trailer by Ogino Design
Footage courtesy of NEW NOISE CHINA & Vesa Ranta

— EVENT INFO —

MONO "Requiem For Hell" Release Party - Live In Tokyo -
https://www.facebook.com/events/1762178904032270/

Date: Feb 12, 2017 (Sun)
Venue: Daikanyama UNIT
Open: 18:00 / Start: 18:30
Support: Klan Aileen
Tickets: 3800JPY (+ 1 Drink)

チケットぴあ (Ticket Pia): https://goo.gl/8Vvi5v
ローソン (Lawson): https://goo.gl/Kdws6v
e+: https://goo.gl/FkER0M

www.monoofjapan.com

Feb 2, 2017

MONO (Japan) - Live In Melbourne (2017) Cover Art

From upcoming shows, MONO (Japan)'s official bootleg "Live In Melbourne" will be available on CD exclusively at their merch booth. This is a full recording of their Melbourne show from Australia Tour in 2015, fully mixed and mastered. Limited to 500 copies. Make sure to grab yourself a copy! Info as follows.

MONO (Japan) - Live In Melbourne (2017)

Artwork by Ogino Design

— TRACKLIST —

01 Recoil, Ignite
02 Death In Rebirth
03 Kanata
04 Pure As Snow (Trails Of The Winter Storm)
05 Where We Begin
06 Ashes In The Snow
07 Requiem For Hell

— UPCOMING SHOWS —

www.monoofjapan.com/en/tour.php
www.monoofjapan.com/ja/tour.php

Jan 26, 2017

Takaakira 'Taka' Goto (Japan) - Official Website 2017

The composer behind MONO (Japan) and Behind the Shadow Drops, Takaakira 'Taka' Goto's official website has been relaunched. The website showcases the summary of his musical history and planned work. Check it out!

Takaakira 'Taka' Goto (Japan) - Official Website 2017
www.takagoto.com

Website by Ogino Design
Photography by Mitja Kobal

Jan 11, 2017

MONO (Japan) - "Requiem For Hell" Asia Tour 2017

New year, new tour. Japanese Instrumental Rock band MONO (Japan) to start 2017 with Asia Tour starting Jan 13. Make sure to not miss out!

MONO (Japan) - "Requiem For Hell" Asia Tour 2017 Poster

Design & Artwork Restoration by Ogino Design
Artwork by Gustave Doré

— TOUR INFO —

Jan 13, 2017 / Legacy / Taipei, Taiwan
Jan 15, 2017 / Hidden Agenda / Hong Kong
Jan 17, 2017 / Live RCA / Bangkok, Thailand
Jan 19, 2017 / Penta's 1 / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jan 21, 2017 / Platform Changong 61 / Seoul, South Korea

Tickets: www.monoofjapan.com/en/tour.php

Jan 5, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

As of December 2016, Ogino Design marked 10 years since it started. Thank you everyone who stuck around and supported me for all those years. The music, film or any art industries are tough fields to live in, but it sure gives you a satisfaction like no other. To celebrate this fact, there is an exciting piece of news coming up to celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, to summarise last year, I finally had the time to translate the exclusive interview with Gekkan NZ from last May. Please find the English translation below, enjoy and thank you for the continuous support! Here's to many more years to come!

Much love,
Seiya

— INTERVIEW WITH GEKKAN NZ (MAY 2016) —

www.oginodesign.com/about.php