Original Art: Jim Taber
For their fourth studio album ‘Little Dark Age’, MGMT use an edited illustration by Jim Taber. The illustration itself originally appeared in 1988 for the front cover of the ‘Witness to the Bizarre’ zine volume 1.
This use of found imagery is a continuation from the band's artwork for their singles. The title track ‘Little Dark Age’ saw the work of Japanese manga artist Suehiro Maruo used. ‘When You Die’ references illustrations from the 1851 book ‘The Heart of Man; Either a Temple of God, or a Habitation of Satan; Represented in Ten Emblematical Figures’. Finally, the artwork for ‘Hand It Over’ uses Edvard Munch’s 1906 piece ‘Self-Portrait With a Bottle of Wine’.
Directors: Joey Frank, Randy Lee Maitland
Production Company: RATHAUS
Producer: Alexandra Byer
Cinematographer: Ashley Connor
Creative Direction/Styling: Madison Solenja
Production Designers: Becca Morrin, Eamon Monaghan
Practical FX: Izzi Galindo, Emily Shubert
Wardrobe: Colin King, Z Behl
Editor: Alex Amoling
Graphic Design Elements: Daniel Kent, Will Rhodes, Dave Nelinson
VFX and Comping: Daniel Faria
Colorist: Nat Jencks, Goldcrest
Editor of Truefaith video: Kenneth Casey Swoyer
Title Card: Michael Buscemi
Artwork by Suehiro Maruo
Illustration referenced from 'The Heart of Man; Either a Temple of God, or a Habitation of Satan; Represented in Ten Emblematical Figures'
Artwork by Edvard Munch and his 1906 piece ‘Self-Portrait With a Bottle of Wine’.