Vector Illustration Portraits
Work in progress for new Iconic Artists album concept.
I created my own brief for this new project to create a new album concept for digital distribution. I wanted to create an album series which highlighted the artist and focused less on the album brand. I created striking colour palettes to help these designs stand out of digital markets such as iTunes, Google Play and Amazon MP3. This series started from my drawings of artists I chose which when then converted in vectors using Illustrator. I chose to keep the imagery simple with a limited colour palatte and simple facial features which would hopefully be instantly recognisable. This project is still under way and I'm currently working on vectors for Ella Fitzgerald and Nat "King" Cole next.
I designed these albums to best utitlise some of the new features of iTunes 11. As iTunes is still currently the largest digital market for music, focusing design output for here seemed obvious. I created these covers with large block colours, producing a stricking look when the album is viewed in the album expanded mode as well as on the iTunes store.
More drawings and vector illustrations tobe added soon, this is an ongoing project.