Vol. 041: Life Is Long

January 2019

Visual Artist: Pseudodudo

  • Die-cut triple euro-style jacket
  • Double-sided inner sleeve with additional art inside the sleeve 
  • Newspaper art insert
  • Sky-blue marbled vinyl
  • Intro letter
  • Lyrics & art info insert

    A1: Benjamin Lazar Davis - "A Love Song Seven Ways"
    A2: The Undercover Dream Lovers - "Feelin' Left Out"
    A3: Emmett Kai - "Juicy"
    A4: Michael Flynn - "Professional Network"
    A5: Lenina Crowne - "Morse Code"
    B1: Francis - "All I Want"
    B2: Ages and Ages - "Needle and Thread"
    B3: Steve Davit - "Forward"
    B4: Cloud - "Wildfire"
    B5: Filthy Kitsch - "Comet Tails" 




      Thick, distinct lines characterize the stylized iconography of Riley Mate, AKA Pseudodudo. His works are clean and often colorful, with a wry sense of humor and a spirit of exploration. The way in which his art plays perspective and geometry can be reminiscent of the art deco movement, except it doesn't shy away from its playful side and lacks any degree of self-importance. Exploring his site is a further dive into a whole Pseudodudoworld. Embroidered clothes sit in galleries next to pseudisms - unique observations about the world around us - and you'll scroll from commissioned art pieces to his offer to work for his true calling: avocado selection. Everywhere you'll find little jokes and design gems, all serving to create a whole world of Pseudodudo-goodness to probe and to love.

      Pseudodudo's art can be found all over our world, as well, from travel tours to album artwork to company logos. He's worked with Patagonia, Circles On Sounds festival, local establishments, and individuals to create customized design for all. Perhaps my favorite of his work is his page dedicated to hypothetical Band Names, complete with suggested genre, such as Tevenseen (dyslexia jazz) and Stabula Rasa (lethal prog).