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🎵 IT209: Star Child Going Home
✏️ Luise Schaller
🗓 12.08.23

Luise is an illustrator and visual artist based in Berlin.

Hey Luise. Can you tell us a little bit about your tape and your song selections?

It is a dreamy playlist, made for a trip with your spaceship through the stars. The songs encapsulate a feeling of loneliness, longing and freedom, but also a sense of childlike adventure.

What direction did you take with your cover art, and what was your process?

I wanted to experiment with a visual language that captures both the futuristic and technological associations that come with the topic of space (a graphic visual language), but also have elements of a childlike adventure (bright colors, pencil drawing).

What are your fave album covers, records with a great music and artwork combo, or musical projects with a visual component?

There are so many, I could list a million, these are just examples

Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe –  The Other People Place
2001, Warp Records
Artwork: The Designers Republic

Excuses for Travellers – Mojave 3
2000, 4AD
Artwork: Mr Atom

Metaluna – Supersempfft
2000, 4AD
Artwork: Franz Aumüller

IMS Vol. 1 (LP) – International Music System
1983, IMS

Clam Day (LP) – OTTO
2020, PLZ Make It Ruins
Artwork: OTTO
Design: Bráulio Amado

Disintegration – The Cure
1989,  Elektra
Artwork: Parched Art

What did you listen to growing up?

My parents have an intense hippie background, so it was a lot of Bob Marley, Bob Dylan and classic rock music.

And what’s on heavy rotation for you at the moment?

It has been all over the place. Lots of IDM and lo-fi house music and then randomly a lot of US hip-hop.

What’s happening in your creative world at the moment?

I just finished working on a bigger project that is different from what everything I made before. Its a 40-page book exploring the trope of vulnerability through a naive and child like visual language.

Where can we find you?


Thanks Luise 👋🏽

Solid Space - Destination Moon / Landhouse - Robots / Cocainejesus - You Don't Forget Girls With Grey Eyes / International Music System - Mojave / Aphex Twin - Xtal / Cylob - Foid / The Other People Place - Let Me Be Me / Cocainejesus - She / MJ Lallo - Star Child Going Home / OTTO - Rain Jacket and Shorts / YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA - イエロー・マジック (東風) / Dürerstuben - Haeckls Kosmos / COMA - Atlantis / Supersempfft - I See Stars / Big Ben Tribe - Tarzan Loves the Summer Nights / My Mine - Hypnotic Tango - Original 12" Version / Koto - Visitors / The Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar ︎