Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys / Asleep at the Wheel

Still the King / GRAMMY Nominee for Best Recording Package

It’s nearing two weeks since we received the incredible news that our efforts for Still the King had been honored with a GRAMMY Nomination for Best Recording Package, and the gleam still lingers on our faces. When Dick Reeves and…Read More

Backstage Design Studio, William Clark Green, Ringling Road, Record Packaging, Recording Package, CD Art, Album Art, Cover Art, Art Direction, Austin, Texas, Graphic Design, Dodds Sisters, Shauna Dodds, Freak Show, Circus, Trapeze, Elephants, Clown, Bear

William Clark Green / Ringling Road

  William Clark Green‘s drive and enthusiasm is not only infectious, but he’s also always on board (and insistant) for us to stretch our creativity. It was over a year ago that he first came…Read More

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NPR Music SXSW Studio Takeover 2015: Apanhador Só Apanhador Só: Musical Magic With A Trunkload Of Toys

by FELIX CONTRERAS for One of the most musical countries on the planet, Brazil is awash in folk-music traditions, as well as a rich history in jazz and bossa nova. It seems as if Brazilian…Read More

Hank Shocklee, of Public Enemy's production team The Bomb Squad, in Austin, Texas for an interview with Microphone Check.

NPR Music SXSW Studio Takeover 2015: Hank Shocklee Microphone Check / Hank Shocklee: 'We Had Something to Prove'

Hank Shocklee: ‘We Had Something to Prove’ The Public Enemy producer tells us how hip-hop revolutionized recording technology. Interview with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley People often refer to the multi-layered, cacophonous style of…Read More

Earl Sweatshirt in Austin, Texas, during SXSW on March 21.

NPR Music SXSW Studio Takeover: Earl Sweatshirt Microphone Check / Earl Sweatshirt: 'I'm Grown'

Interview with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley The 21-year-old spoke with Microphone Check in Austin, Texas, during SXSW a couple days before the release of his second major label album. He says he feels…Read More

Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys / Asleep at the Wheel

Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

We recently had the pleasure of working with our favorite tall Texan, Ray Benson, and Asleep at the Wheel again on another amazing project: Still The King, Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. We…Read More

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Robert Earl Keen / Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions

In case you were wondering what we’re listening to in the studio today…. it’s this. What a wonderful world we live in that we got to work with one of our heroes on such an…Read More


The Dodds Sisters Discuss Their Grammy Win on The Texas Music Scene

The impact of the Dodds Sisters of Backstage Design Studio on the Texas music scene is undeniable. These talented ladies have crafted the artwork for some of your favorite Texas musicians for years now, and…Read More

Wynonna Judd Tour Poster 2014 - Backstage Design Studio w/ Latocki Team Creative

Nashville Gab: Wynonna Judd officially has the best tour poster ever

By Shannon at So Wynonna Judd has officially set the bar for tour posters. How friggin’ cute is the new poster for her just announced Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Songtour? It kind of…Read More

Shauna Dodds and Sarah Dodds Backstage Design Studio


BY JULIA DUKE Not everyone can say they’ve bested David Bowie, Jay Z and Metallica for a Grammy Award, but sisters Sarah and Shauna Dodds can. The talented duo behind graphic design firm Backstage Design…Read More

MusicFest Magazine Spring 2014 Backstage Design Studio Shauna Dodds Sarah Dodds

The MusicFest Magazine: And the Grammy goes to Backstage Design Studio Sarah & Shauna Dodds Draw Highest Accolades for Best Recording Package

  From: The MusicFest Magazine – Spring/Summer 2014 Issue By Mike Ethan Messick Awarded for accomplishments mostly sown in 2013, and preceded by years and sometimes decades of experimentation, collaboration, and general butt-busting, international stars…Read More