Optigram


Abstraction, camouflage, geometry and science fiction

Contact

one@optigram.net


NFTs

Hicetnunc

Social

Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

Tumblr
Spotify (playlist)


Interviews

Resident Advisor
Groove (German)

Fader

Exhibitions

Solo: Unsound,
Kraków 2011

Solo: Echo Bücher,
Berlin 2015


Electronic,
Design Museum,
London 2020

Clients

Adidas
Audint
Bleep
DBA
Ghostly
Hyperdub
Ignota Books
Lex
Maharishi
MIT Press
MPC
Native Instruments
Nexus
Ninja Tune
Nippon Columbia
Planet Mu
RBMA
Sähkö
Sonos
SubPac
Unsound
Urbanomic
Vinyl Factory
Warp

About

Manuel Sepulveda is a London-based graphic artist and fictions designer. Since 2008 he has worked under the name Optigram, and an ‘optical grammar’ of abstraction, camouflage, geometry, and science fiction has defined his studio output.

For over 10 years he has been closely associated with Hyperdub, creating much of that record label’s artwork, and in 2020 his album sleeves for the label were exhibited at London’s Design Museum. He has also worked with several other influential record labels such as Rephlex, Warp and Planet Mu, and has visualised music for Unsound, Bleep and Sonos, amongst others. A retrospective of his print and animation work is being shown at Frankfurt’s Museum of Modern Electronic Music in 2021.

Commissions beyond the record industry have included book covers, textile prints, visual identities, kinetic art pieces, multi-sensory installations, and experimental animation.

Embracing all fields, enquiries about potential collaborations are welcomed.

Projects

Worldbuilding for film,
Fictions Design

Arts, science and politics journal,
After Us

Film production company,
Strange Machine


Graphic systems for science fiction,
Sci-Fi Semiotics

NTS radio show,
Nitetrax

Archives

2016-2021

Optigram 

2016-2021

Loraine James

Reflection
Hyperdub 2021

Ikonika

Hollow EP
Hyperdub 2020

Scratchclart

Afrotek EP
Hyperdub 2021

Nick Luscombe presents

Tokyo Dreaming
Nippon Columbia 2020

Hyperdub

HyperSwim
Adult Swim 2019

DJ Lag & OKzharp

Steam Rooms
Hyperdub 2019

Don’t Be Afraid

DBA10
Don’t Be Afraid 2020

Flatlines

Hyperdub 2019

X-Altera

X-Altera
Ghostly 2018

Moses Boyd

Absolute Zero
Vinyl Factory 2017

Lee Gamble

Live AV
2017-18

I Speak Machine

Zombies1985
Lex 2017

Lee Gamble

Mnestic Pressure
Hyperdub 2017

DBA Releases

Don’t Be Afraid 2017-18

Inigo Wilkins

Irreversible Noise
Urbanomic 2018

Differ-Ent

It’s Good To Be Differ-Ent
Don’t Be Afraid 2017

Ø

3rd Ear Cat 
Hyperdub 2017

OKzharp & Manthe Ribane

Live AV
2017-18

89, Kraków

Unsound 2017

DBA Presents

Don’t Be Afraid 2017

Ninja Tune SXSW

Ninja Tune 2016

FeelBass

SubPac 2016

Qualcomm

Invisible Museum
Nexus 2016

  



Created by Evan Boehm, Nexus Interactive Arts
Augmented reality markers by Optigram

OKzharp & Manthe Ribane

Teleported
Hyperdub 2016

Concept, styling and performance by Manthe Ribane, Rochelle Nembhard
Camera by Edd Horder
Edit and post-production by Optigram

Adidas Originals

ZX Flux Weave
Adidas 2016

Archives

2016-2021