The Aesthetical Side of Life: Leif Podhajsky

Leif is an artist and Creative Director. His work explores themes of connectedness, the relevance of nature and the psychedelic experience. By utilizing these subjects he attempts to inspire the viewer into a realignment with themselves and their surroundings.

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Leif creates artwork and design for a number of brands, record labels and musicians around the world such as Nike, Sony Music, Vice, Warner Records, Warp Records, Smart Car, Atlantic, XL, 4AD, Ninja Tune, Modular Records, Foals, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Horrors, Lykke Li, Bonobo.

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Huffington Post
“Leif Podhajsky’s instantly recognisable album artwork has become a beacon of success for the likes of Lykke Li, Tame Impala and new breakthroughs Young Magic. His artwork has been propped up on desks by ‘Late Night’ hosts Fallon and Letterman. His success, his Midas touch is rare in the industry.”

It’s Nice That
“Come dip your toes into the psychedelic stream of Leif Padhajsky’s imagination for some striking abstractions of nature – mirrored vistas, engulfing waves, rippling, melting cosmic landscapes.”

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The Guardian
“Leif Podhajsky creates designs for leftfield labels including Warp and Sub Pop. Get up close and it’s all trippy pixelated patterns.”

Dazed Digital
“Connecting visual streams between the forces of nature, psychedelia and altered realities. His stunning and surreal blog, MELT collates his inspirations from lush wavey-witchy electronic music to influential artworks, often tipping into the world of the occult and mysticism.”

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XLR8R Magazine
“Whether he’s colliding nature with space or exploring the human body through photo experiments, Podhajsky’s multi-disciplined output resembles an encyclopedia of the metaphysical. He also has the precise artistic skill set to be a master at the dying medium of album art.”

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