Mat Maitland

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Mat Maitland (born 1971[1]) is an English art director and visual artist who lives in London. He is mostly renowned for co-creating numerous music mascots for music artists because of his creative direction, including the "Disclosure face" for Disclosure and the "seafox" for Galantis.


Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, he studied design in his home town and then at Croydon College. He started his career at WEA (Warner Bros. Records) in the early 1990s as a designer. In the mid-1990s he joined Big Active where he has acted as designer and art director on numerous music campaigns such as Basement Jaxx,[2] Goldfrapp, Simian (for which he received 2 Music Week CADS awards), Snow Patrol and Beck. He is also an image maker producing collage works, which absorb the worlds of fashion, pop culture and art. Some of this work can also be seen on numerous book covers and record sleeves such as Goldfrapp, Beck and Pleasure, a Norwegian band, for whom he is also a featured vocalist and songwriter. Maitland's design work on the White Lies album To Lose My Life... earned him the number seven spot on the Art Vinyl Top 20 Albums of the Year.[3]

In 2014, Maitland designed the record covers for XScape, a posthumous album of Michael Jackson unreleased tracks.[4]

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  1. ^ "Mat Maitland: Interview". WOW Magazine. 26 September 2011.
  2. ^ "New Statesman wins in magazine category at Just Add Stock awards". New Statesman. 2 November 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Muse, Florence and the Machine and Laroux among best record sleeves of 2009". The Telegraph. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Michael Jackson "XSCAPE" (Official Album Cover)". Ultimate Music. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.

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