The Motet is an American funk, soul, and jazz-influenced music group based in Denver, Colo. Founded in 1998 by drummer and bandleader Dave Watts, The Motet is Watts, guitarist Ryan Jalbert, bassist Garrett Sayers, a keyboardist Joey Porter, trumpeter Parris Fleming, vocalist Lyle Divinsky, and saxophonist Drew Sayers.
Hailing from Colorado, The Motet is a world-class improvisational funk band that has dedicated more than a decade to the healing powers of funky dance music. Already established as a well-known group, the Motet came to us to create a new wordmark logo and fan apparel that reflects the history of the group.
Using retro funk groups as inspiration along with mid-century Bauhaus design, we designed a geometric wordmark that allows for a broad range of artistic exploration from gig posters to album packaging and merch. This look was debuted to their audience on the self-titled album we collaborated with them to design.