In 2019, there were albums that made such an impact on me that I just had to design something for them. I’m an extremely happy person any time I can use my creative skills to celebrate things I enjoy. Last year, I did a Top 10 design series. This time, when I was putting together my list, I had to include 11 to properly capture my favorites of the year.
What’s a queen without a crown? What’s an MC without a mic?
Took my illustration of K.R.I.T. and turned it into a full album cover with custom crowns above and below. “M” is also for Mississippi.
Since Beyonce did a whole tribute to HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) for her Coachella performance, I created a custom college seal for the occasion.
4. Snoh Aalegra – -Ugh, those feels again
Kind of an old school illustrated scene of hot-air balloons of the yarn of love with tear drops. The track “Charleville 9200, Pt. II” was a major inspiration.
2. Tyler, the Creator – IGOR
Illustration of Tyler as IGOR prominently featured. I did illustrations for each track of this album I loved it so much.
1. Little Brother – May The Lord Watch
My favorite album of the year! Illustrated the stars of the show and added some classic old school vinyl type text. Included a little nod to UBN. (“Youuuuuu are watching U-B-NNNNN!”)
Love projects like these! Hope you enjoyed my interpretations!