Gülşen one of the most popular pop star in Turkey, and Le Koko Collectif have been working for a long time. We have worked in music videos and designed her stages. Our association, continued to evolve with the album of Bangır Bangır. We developed the concept and visual language of Gülşen’s album “Bangır Bangır. Gülşen wanted us to design the cover and the booklet of the album. Uniting with our styling team we wanted to support the ethnicity and exoticness of the album visually. To enjoy this hybrid atmosphere, we created a fun and colorful world far from perfection. The name of the album means too loud in Turkish. On the contrary we chose a naïve language to tell our story.
Working with the artist Pelin Kırca for the cover design, we have set out a concept that will remind our naive child books that we read for hours. Pelin Kırca realized the cover with watercolor, the material most suited to the childlike, colorful and cheerful world in our mind.
We selected the forest theme to show the diversity of the ethnic sounds in the album. In the booklet next to the lyrics we placed watercolor drawings so as to continue to emphasize the forest theme and ethnic voices. In addition, these designs were used as backgrounds in Gülşen concerts.
Cuba was the perfect match to the exotic world we created to make the shooting. By adding colorful Cuban streets and houses, sweet monkey Ramon and Cuban dances into the story, we increased visual richness. And as a result, the most watched music video of the year 2015 was “Bangır Bangır”…