UNIQUE & LOWKEY (EP) by ATM $TACK$
Illustrated album cover for hip hop album.
Made using Illustrator.
The client wanted an 80's vibe illustration of the rapper being arrested with his illicit belongings falling out of his bag.
I started with a quick sketch of the concept, I gathered some references, and created a quick reference collage.
Then I went over to Illustrator, and laid down the vector outlines and color of each element in the general color I thought would fit the mood.
The title font took a couple tries. I wanted to go for a "sharpie-d over" look using vectors.
Another challenge with the title was the size of the flared U. I had to give the whole thing a frame to fit the U, which further enhanced the sharpie-d-on look. I also placed some bills and the car over the frame as well to create some more dimension.