Rob Sheridan

January 30th, 2011

I’ve been following Rob Sheridan on Twitter for some time.  If you’re not familiar with Rob he’s the creative director for the band Nine Inch Nails.  Now some of you may be saying…an industrial rock band has a creative director?  Well, if you’re familiar with the work of NIN and the band’s leader Trent Reznor, you know that they are more than just a band.  They are an art project, whose central focus is music, but whose work also encompasses design, video, photography and reality games.  Rob has been a big part of all of these projects since he was hired by Trent Reznor at the age of 19.

Rob recently posted an article on his site about the making of the art for Trent’s most recent project the soundtrack for the film “The Social Network”.  I thought it was a very interesting look at how a designer and an artist approach a project of this type.  So when you have a moment check it out.  I’d also recommend you check out Rob’s site and follow him on Twitter.  He’s a talented artist and a perfect example of how integral a good designer is to a band’s overall esthetic.

One Response to “Rob Sheridan”

  1. frizbee Says:

    Wow. Awesome article, Eric. This guy’s work is great. I’ve been a fan of his work for years, I just never knew it. I love all of the Nine Inch Nails artwork, but I never knew who the art director was. His work is fantastic. Great find!

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