When looking at Dilly Manahan’s work, the first thing you’ll notice is refined darkness. The 26-year-old designer has worked with Drake, Childish Gambino, and Nike to name a few. Whether he’s running font experiments or dropping a DIY shoe kit, his signature dark, distorted and minimalistic vision is embedded in every piece he touches.
Album sleeves and packaging for Majid Jordan.
Published designs for the Toronto Raptors tickets.
His play on the crying Jordan meme.
Collaboration with Trevor Wheatley for the Nike Air Max 97.
A study on animals.
A type extraction study. Tilt your screen.
Dilly’s project, GGITS or Going Ghost in the Suburbs ties into the designer’s youth. Hailing from Missisauga, a Toronto suburb just west of the city, Dilly puts a distorted spin on what it’s like to grow up in the ‘burbs. The “Suburban Legends” T is especially dope, featuring 3 people your childhood friends all wanted to be (alright, maybe not Jesus).
Manahan has clearly cemented his place in pop culture with album sleeves for some of the biggest names in music right now, but he’s also done corporate projects that will blow you away. His designs for the Toronto Raptors tickets were incredible and the collab effort for Nike with a previous Camp Dover feature, Trevor Wheatley, was a refined marriage of both their styles.
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