Anyone who makes electronic music has heard of Massive by Native Instruments. This synthesizer can produce virtually any sound and NI leaves a lot of room for other parties to develop and sell plugin presets. Our "Toxic" graphic was a promotional cover for a sound preset pack developed for the Massive software. Full of grungy, dirty, synth sounds, we wanted to emulate the pure filth of this sound library on the cover. A dingy picture of an underground parking garage sets the stage with 3D letters (rendered in After Effects and given a metal texture with Element 3D) lit up in nuclear neon and hovering just above the floor. Totally trashy - totaly toxic.
Luku Watches is an amazing, new startup seeking to make money and change the world. The founder, Fas Lebbie, is quite the philanthropist and his projects always have a "give-back" factor. With Luku, it means that for every watch sold, the company will donate a LifeStraw to a person who doesn't have easy access to clean water. LifeStraws are amazing - you can literally drink out of puddles with them - and they are really changing...view more.