Tonboutique Records

Founding a professional record label these days requires courage, belief and a very good business concept. A strong, remarkable visual identity can be a powerful tool to stand out from the masses but creative services are mostly unaffordable for young, cultural institutions. Tonboutique Records from Münster / Germany is one of those labels and I’ve created a dynamic visual identity for them in 2015. Together we worked out a key visual concept: Abstract icons of buttons became the main visual element. In 2016 the label increased the output of releases rapidly, so I was looking for a way to accelerate the cover-design workflow.

Researching dynamic visual identity systems inspired me to write a Processing-software that contains all the design rules that I've set for the label. This software continuously enables me to create individual covers following the set of design principles. Parameters like the color-scheme, icon and typography can simply be varied by moving the mouse and pressing a few buttons.

More projects

La Luz Negra
The Bach-Project
Reflect
Crazy Cool Developers
The Grid
Grid Systems
Tonboutique Designer
UrbanAfrica
Expanding Systems
Ars Multiplicata
Redrawing Images
Festival Aural
Flow
Mockups
Tonboutique Records
INGE

Tim Roden­bröker is driven by the elemen­tary con­cepts of graphic design, creativity- tech­niques and the poten­tial of computer-programming. After studying communi­cation design in Münster and Lisbon he dis­covered creative coding as a power­ful tool to enter new, unex­plored terri­tories. Beyond syntax, func­tions and variables he conti­nues to dis­cover infi­nite possible app­lications.

Selected lectures

TEDx Paderborn
Münster School of Design
GUDialog

Selected clients and partners

TwoPoints.Net
Onformative
Selam X
TUSH Magazine
Studio von Monkiewitsch
Festival Aural
RUDERERNETZ
CCCB Barcelona

Featured on

slanted.de
Gestalten.com
brutalistwebsites.com
Design Made In Germany

Selected exhibitions

Elephant Room Gallery Chicago
APT Gallery London
PSD-Medienfassade
Platine Festival Cologne

Feel free to get in touch!
post@timrodenbroeker.de
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T +49 170 2898597