Phantom & Son, Intl.
Art Direction, Design and Illustration
for Web and Print




info@phantomandson.com
0049 (0) 151 149 82229


Have a look at some examples of our work:


↑  Back to top


Packaging Design

“Stunning packaging.”
—Exclaim Magazine

“Please compare such poetic, beautifully researched and delightfully attractive artifacts to your next or most recent mp3 download.”
—Hard Format

“Perusing the materials is akin to the thrill of discovering hidden documents.”
—A Closer Listen


Client: Wist Records
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2013





↑  Back to top



Web Design

With McAlpine’s evocative cinematic work in mind we created a website that is elegant and timeless, simple yet highly visual, and very easy to update for the client via built-in content management.

Our goal was to make a website that does not feel like a website, to create a beautiful, professional online presence that provides a moment of respite from the visual clutter of the internet.


Link: alisonmcalpine.com
Client: Second Sight Pictures
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2011



↑  Back to top



Illustration

Our favorite music publication, London-based Wire Magazine, asked us to contribute a watercolor drawing of Marvin Gaye to illustrate Burning Fuse, a piece by David Toop on mellow soul music (Issue 327, May 2011). This was an attempt at visually representing the text's wide range of abstract notions - memory, authenticity, fluidity, desire and softness - through a sense of drift and blur, and with a ghostly presence, in the form of a portrait.


Client: The Wire Magazine
Art Director: Ben Weaver
Illustrator: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2011

↑  Back to top



Book Design

“… innovative, medium-spanning releases, which [combine] classic short stories with newly composed soundtracks.”
—Exclaim Magazine

“… neatly constructed, consisting of a simple translucent cover … with the artist’s name overlaying that of the author while leaving both perfectly legible.”
—ATTN: Magazine


Client: Wist Records
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2011






↑  Back to top



Packaging Design

“[An] irresistable little box of wonder.”
—Igloo Magazine

“[A] splendid jewelry box-like package.”
—Textura

The Descending Light is a good example of how physical art … can let the listener make the same visual-sonic connection as the artist at the same time as hearing [the] music.”
—Fluid Radio


Client: Wist Records
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2013



↑  Back to top



Sound Design


Client: Simyo
Agency: SinnerSchrader
Art Director: James Mckinnon
Sound Designer: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2011

↑  Back to top



Illustration


Client: Arte TV
Project Director: Alain Bieber
Illustrator: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2011

↑  Back to top



Packaging Design


Client: Wist Records
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2010


↑  Back to top



Illustration


Client: The Room Magazine
Art Director: Zoltán Lonovics
Illustrator: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2010 (unused)

↑  Back to top



Packaging Design

“Beautifully crafted.”
—ATTTN: Magazine

“Beautiful limited edition packaging … This isn’t something that can be downloaded, embedded, or otherwise digitally shared without losing its essence; it’s a physical reflection of a physical object in a physical space. The only thing missing is salt water taffy.”
—A Closer Listen


Client: Wist Records
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2012



↑  Back to top



Visual Identity


Client: Erin Fines
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2010



↑  Back to top



Packaging Design


Client: Wist Records
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2013



↑  Back to top



Hand Lettering


Client: Globus
Art Director: James Mckinnon
Agency: Weitclick
Illustrator: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2013








Client: Manfred Naescher
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Illustrator: Manfred Naescher
Years: 2009-2010






Client: Mainstream
Art Director: Streamteam
Illustrator: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2008

↑  Back to top



Packaging Design


Client: Wist Records
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2011



↑  Back to top



Postcard Design


Client: Studio Niculescu
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2013

↑  Back to top



Illustration


Client: Private (This map was part of a birth announcement card)
Art Director/Illustrator: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2009

↑  Back to top



Packaging Design


Client: Wist Records
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2009


↑  Back to top



Illustration


Client: Manfred Naescher
Illustrator: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2009

↑  Back to top



Packaging Design


Client: Wist Records
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2012





↑  Back to top



Logo Design


Client: Hatters and Dressmakers
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2009

↑  Back to top



Illustration


Client: Globus
Art Director: James Mckinnon
Agency: Weitclick
Illustrator: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2013


↑  Back to top



Book Design


Client: Kelly Froh
Art Director: Manfred Naescher
Year: 2011






↑  Back to top



Our Studio:

Phantom & Son, Intl. is a design studio in Berlin, Germany, founded in 2011 by Manfred Naescher.

We art direct, design and illustrate, in all styles, and in all media. We make publications and websites. We make sound design. We collaborate. We find solutions: Unique solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Why Phantom and Son? Because we can disappear. We make your project visible while we stay invisible. Every project has its own requirements and context, and we understand that. From this understanding comes an individual approach that yields an individual solution. That's why we have not one style, but many ideas. Because we adapt to every new project. And stay invisible.



The Waning Branches EP by Porya Hatami
(Wist Rec, 2013)


Our Work:

Art Direction:
We currently serve as freelance Art Directors for the independent music label Wist Records and the film production company Second Sight Pictures. For both companies we oversee and design a cohesive visual appearance throughout a wide range of products, both in print and online.

Design:
We have designed complete visual identity sets, stand-alone logos, business cards, stationary, publications and packaging for clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to schools and construction firms, from fashion and record labels to film production companies. We love to find visual solutions for clients large and small.

Illustration:
We have created illustrations in a wide variety of styles and approaches for music and fashion magazines, institutions, record covers, and postcards.

Teaching and Workshops:
We are experienced illustrators and designers and we love to share our methods and techniques. Please get in touch if you're interested in hosting workshops or if you have teaching opportunities.

Publications:
A number of magazines, newspapers and blogs have mentioned or featured our work, among them the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany's leading graphic design publication Page Magazine, as well as numerous art and design websites and blogs, for example Beautiful/Decay.

Selected Clients:
Arte TV, BIC, Dandyhorse Magazine, Globus, Maggi, Messmer, Only Magazine, Rexona, Second Sight Pictures, Simyo, Wire Magazine, Wist Records, Zunior Label, frequent private commissions.

↑  Back to top



It begins with a conversation…

We listen to you. We ask questions. We will create a timeline, and, together with you, we will determine a deadline for the first sketches and structure of the project which we will then present to you. Going on, we will either enter further phases of development or realize the finished concept directly, depending on the scale and time constraints of the project at hand. It goes without saying that we always complete our work on deadline, and that we deliver a unique solution perfectly catered to your needs and tastes.

We should add that, on occasion, we love to put the computer aside and make things with our hands. We love to play with paper, paint, scissors, and photography, just as much as we love to make sleek and clean digital work. We believe that both the analog and the digital can inform each other in rewarding ways.


…and turns into something new.

We have experience and skills, but we approach our work with an open mind and build things from scratch - not from templates, habits or patterns. Every project is a new challenge, which is part of the fun and keeps things fresh. With everything we do, it is our goal to make something special. Something special that works.

↑  Back to top



Website by Phantom & Son, Intl.


Publication or any other use of content or images from this website only with written permission from Phantom & Son, Intl.


All content and images on this website © 2016 Phantom & Son, Intl. All rights reserved.