"The aesthetic would be what set The Corner apart—not just from his previous endeavors, but from the raft of DJ-use-only white labels that appeared as the legend of Berghain spread. Where Deconstruct had kept packaging to an absolute minimum, The Corner would embrace it, and Parasole knew the man for the job—Ryan Ilano, a veteran of a Madison Avenue ad agency whose fascination with New York street culture was of a piece with Parasole's. He approached Ilano one night at the Bunker about the project, and Ilano agreed to take it on so long as Parasole gave him complete creative control over the visual end. "All or nothing," Ilano says. "I figured if he was going to ask me to collaborate after seeing me throw gutter imagery over everything I could get my hands on, it'd be worth the risk."
- Jordan Rothlein for Resident Advisor