CCAD Alumnus Wins Grammy

February 13th, 2011 by Amanda Fondriest
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Michael Carney's graphic design for The Black Key's "Brothers" album earns him a Grammy award.

CCAD alumnus Michael Carney (CCAD 2004) received the best recording package Grammy for his art direction on the Black Key’s album Brothers.

In addition to his work as a Graphic Designer for American Eagle Outfitters, Michael is self-employed as a graphic designer within the music industry. He has worked with popular bands, including  The Black Keys and My Morning Jacket . He has also worked with record labels Fat Possum Records, Warner Brothers, V2 Europe, and more.

The Black Keys, a blues-rock duo featuring Akron natives Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney (Michael’s brother), received Grammy Award nominations in four categories, including best alternative music album for Brothers. The single Tighten Up is in the running for best rock song and best rock performance by a duo or group with vocals, while Mud is nominated for best rock instrumental performance.

Gerrick D. Kennedy of the Los Angeles Times spoke with Carney after he received his Grammy. Read the article here. View Michael’s work on his website.

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4 Responses to “CCAD Alumnus Wins Grammy”

  1. Weird Ben says:

    Congratulations to Michael Carney for the grammy I really enjoyed this album.

  2. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Melanie McIntyre and Missy Ricksecker, easyColumbus. easyColumbus said: Did you watch the #grammys last night? A @CCADedu alum picked up an award for work with The Black Keys. [...]

  3. Krysti says:

    The parents must be proud! Awesome work– gotta love it when family can collaborate!

  4. Manuel Neuer says:

    Congratulations to Michael Carney for the grammy I really enjoyed this album.