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the STUDIO Goes Gritty for ‘Rebel Music’

Taking inspiration from Latin American political poster art of the 1960s and ’70s, the STUDIO teamed with Nomadic Wax and MTV World to develop and design the graphics package for the second season of the documentary series Rebel Music, which explores the lives of young people around the world who are using art and music in the pursuit of social justice. Artist Shepard Fairey is one of the executive producers of the series, which airs on several MTV properties. The graphics are on display in the show open, as well as on the web site, in show promos and in other branding elements.

Mary Nittolo, the STUDIO’s creative director, says of the design, “Countries with complex political histories often have strong graphic traditions. A combination of institutionalized political art and people’s response to it in the form of graffiti informed the graphic look.”

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