SBTRKT’s Art Director Thinks Disclosure Stole His Imagery

“Quick cut and paste of artistic ideas.”

SBTRKT’s Art Director Thinks Disclosure Stole His Imagery Jason Kempin / Getty Images

To the excitement of many dance music fans, yesterday Disclosure unveiled the cover and title of their sophomore album, Caracal. But several Twitter users—including SBTRKT's art director, who Tweets as @AHIDDENPLACE—noticed a thematic likeness between the artwork for Caracal and the artwork for the second SBTRKT album, Wonder Where We Land. (Also between Disclosure’s first full-length, Settle, and SBTRKT’s self-titled debut.) There's a loose similarity—both the first covers involve masks, while the second covers revolve around what SBTRKT refers to as an image of an "anonymous cat."

ADVERTISEMENT

Fresh off his performance at Governor’s Ball in New York City this weekend, SBTRKT tweeted obliquely at Disclosure, suggesting they're “wildcopycats.” But he limited his critique to the artwork, noting that the duo “are great guys and musically unique.”

SBTRKT is playing in DC tonight with Post Malone.

SBTRKT’s Art Director Thinks Disclosure Stole His Imagery