In 2014, The Dewaele brothers appointed Ill-Studio art directors for their ambitious new project Deewee. More than a record label, Deewee is a building, a studio, a label, a record collection and a publishing house. The first series of records released between 2014 and 2017 was conceived as an overall body of work inspired by classic encyclopedia collections and iconic library music labels.
Images by : Maxime Guyon
Painting : Edouard Manet
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Photography : Younes Klouche
In 2016, Chanel commissioned Ill-Studio to give their take on one of their most iconic perfume, Chanel Bleu. The video, featuring the voice of French actor Gaspard Ulliel, shows a perfume bottle warped. This came as a reference to our previous film Twisted Objects.
Music composed by Jonathan Fitoussi
Following a global collaboration with Soulwax, Ill-Studio signed the creative direction for the fourth-coming album of Stephen and David Dewaele. The front cover showcases a silver version of a AKG 99c binaural microphone from 1975 used to record the album at Deewee Studio.
Photographer : Yours Klouche. 3D Film made in collaboration with Area Of Work
The goal of this book was to present part of the "raw inspiration material" used by Ill-Studio team between 2007 and 2010 for creative purposes.
This material covers all kinds of fields and moments such as art, fashion, music, architecture, literature, geography, science, and popular culture regardless of its origin, importance or meaning. Each reference was archived in visual form as a catalogue of not-so-general knowledge that is key to Ill-Studio’s creative process, whether in a central manner or as an Ariadne's thread leading to yet another idea.