the White Stripes

Lighting Design and Production design
by Susanne Sasic

Icky Thump

Iconic imagery of the two musicians' giant cast shadows dominated the stage on The White Stripes' Icky Thump tour. The set was bright red – a custom-built curved backdrop, with a later addition of a catwalk and three staircases. Flooring, risers, audio equipment and select light fixtures were all customized with a matching shiny red finish.

white stripes stage design
white stripes stage design
white stripes stage design
white stripes stage design
white stripes stage design

Elephant tour

Design for the White Stripes' breakout 2003 Elephant tour was a clean and minimal design featuring custom translucent red plastic lighting fixtures and projections of geometric patterns, limited to the specific White Stripes colors red, white and black.

white stripes stage design
white stripes stage design
white stripes stage design
white stripes stage design