PSYCHO CALIFORNIA
Psycho California is a yearly festival that focuses on a wide spectrum of heavy music, mixing post-rock, metal, doom, and more.

Working with Thief Presents and Psycho California, I created motion backgrounds for the festival and for a handful of performing bands. The goal was to mix the festival’s pre-existing identity (seen below) with the individual band identities.

While I don’t consider these to be concert-visusals in the typical sense, they add depth to the live performances. The Thief background looped around the venue throughout the festival’s 3-day run. Each band background looped through the duration of their individual set.

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CAVE IN / THIEF BACKGROUNDS IN THE VENUE
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EARTHLESS / THIEF

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FESTIVAL ARTWORK AND DESIGN BY RYAN AVERY
THIEF PRESENTS

BAND BACKGROUNDS

CAVE IN

THIS PIECE REFERENCES ART ELEMENTS FROM 3 DIFFERENT ALBUM RELEASES: JUPITER, CREATIVE ECLIPSES, AND WHITE SILENCE.


BONGZILLA

A RECREATION OF THE BAND’S “AMERIJUANICAN” RECORD COVER.


DEAD MEADOW

THIS PIECE USES THE BAND’S LONG-TIME MASCOT, KNOWN AS “DEADIE.”


EARTHLESS

ADDING DEPTH AND SPACE TRAVEL TO ALAN FORBES’ OWL ILLUSTRAION, TAKEN FROM THE “FROM THE AGES” ARTWORK.


PENTAGRAM

BRINGING LIFE TO THE “STAR LADY,” AN ICONIC IMAGE FROM THE BAND’S ARCHIVE.


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