The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse

Marcus Diamond (Designer)

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The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse is a film about Mark Linkous, singer-songwriter and founder of the alternative rock band Sparklehorse. A cult and hugely influential figure in the alternative music scene, the critically-acclaimed Linkous had a dramatic life that saw him battle with drug and alcohol addiction, paralysis, and debilitating depression that resulted in his eventual suicide. Mark's music was heralded by his peers and critics; a mix of delicate pop, discordant punk and melodic odyssey; it has been described as defiantly surrealist with all manner of references to smiling babies, organ music, birds, and celestial bodies. The film mines Mark's life and music and navigates the sacrifices and highs and lows of his art
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

Art Direction, design, illustration and motion, for promotional material of The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse, for print distribution, motion gifs, performance and across social media.


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