Optigram


Abstraction, camouflage, geometry and science fiction

Contact

one@optigram.net

Social

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Spotify (playlist)


Interviews

Resident Advisor
Groove (German)

Fader

Solo Exhibitions

Unsound, Kraków 2011
Echo Bücher, Berlin 2015

Clients

Adidas
Audint
Black Atlantic
Bleep
DBA
Ghostly
Hyperdub
Lex
Maharishi
MIT Press
MPC
Native Instruments
Nexus
Ninja Tune
Planet Mu
RBMA
Sähkö
Sonos
SubPac
Unsound
Urbanomic
Vinyl Factory
Warp
WaterAid
The Wire

About

Optigram is a London-based graphic arts studio formed in 2008 by Manuel Sepulveda.

The ‘optical grammar’ of abstraction, camouflage, geometry and science fiction defining Optigram artwork grew at a time in which I was developing disruptive pattern materials for the fashion label, Maharishi, experimenting with op art techniques for Mark Pritchard and Kode9’s releases on Warp and Hyperdub, and creating retrofuturist imagery for my own record label, Citinite.

Initially focusing on projects for the independent music and audio technology industries but since expanding into other areas, commissions have encompassed album covers, visual identities, interface design, kinetic art pieces, multi-sensory installations, and experimental animation. I also publish After Us, a yearly magazine exploring ideas in art, technology and philosophy, and in 2018 was invited to join Moving Picture Company as a concept designer for visual effects.

Embracing all fields, enquiries about potential collaborations are welcomed.

Projects

Arts, science and politics journal,
After Us

Film production company,
Strange Machine


NTS radio show,
Nitetrax
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Optigram Artwork

2016-Present

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pokémon language systems
Moving Picture Company 2019

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Ryme City signage and worldbuilding
Moving Picture Company 2019

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Ryme City signage
Moving Picture Company 2019

Screen captures also show signage designs by Paul Hunt
VFX Supervisor at MPC, Ryan Jefferson Hays

DJ Lag & OKzharp

Steam Rooms
Hyperdub 2019

Ø

Visual communications
Ø 2017-Present

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