The creatives at DR.ME discuss their latest projects in the music industry
“DR.ME is run by Ryan Doyle and Mark Edwards. We formed the studio when we returned from working in New York for the illustrator Mike Perry in 2010, but we actually met on the first day of studying at Manchester School of Art.
We’ve worked with clients including Mick Jagger, The Tate, Riposte magazine, Sony, Levi’s and Warner Music. We’ve written, designed and published a book called Cut That Out: Contemporary Collage in Graphic Design, and been invited to exhibit in New York, Berlin, London, Hamburg, Dublin and Barcelona, along with running workshops around the world.
We’ve just completed some design work for Manchester International Festival’s The Anvil, an event which commemorated the Peterloo Massacre. We’ve also been creating a series of new 12-inch vinyl EP covers for John Talabot and Axel Boman’s collaborative project Talaboman, which has just been released on the Glasgow-based record label Rubadub.
Because we do a lot of work within the music industry, word-ofmouth jobs can end up having quite a cosmopolitan feel. For example, a friend and collaborator in France has recently recommended us for a job branding a record label in London. Equally, we get a lot of work through art directors seeing our work on Instagram. Yet the core of where we get our work from is hustle. And if we have a bit of spare time between bigger projects we tend to use that opportunity to concentrate on making a studio project.”