This is Tau Tau: the design practice of me, Taulant Sulko. I love designing all kinds of things, from UI to visual identities, and even the occasional physical object & packaging. Many of my projects are shared here, in more or less chronological order. I'm always interested in tackling new design challenges, so please feel free to reach out if you'd like to talk.

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Hexaphen Wordmark

What is Hexapheen?

Hexapheen is a alternative rock band based in Montreal, Canada. The name of the band comes from hexaphene which is a liquid chemical used for embalming corpses.

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Where did the concept come from?

I drew upon the morbid themes the band already played with. Inspiration came from the Grim Reaper’s scythe, which I incorporated into the mark. I also created a semi-custom typeface for their wordmark using Prototypo, a digital type design tool. I gave the wordmark needle-thin stems, calling back to the needles used to embalm a corpse.

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The Cover Art

For the cover I decided to use public domain images from the British Museum’s library, as a symbolic gesture of resurrecting a dead archival image. By repurposing images that are buried in a libraries archives, they are given a new life through another piece of art.

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