Single artwork – Lessons/Underground Sound, Versatyl and Pilgrim

lessons-artwork

I was lucky enough to collaborate with the brilliant Versatyl & Pilgrim on the artwork for their 2015 single, Lessons/Underground Sound. I had great fun working with the guys on this, and they were full of ideas. They have strong roots in Birmingham, but rap about global issues, and wanted something to reflect this.

hand drawn

The final design took the form of a mixed media digital collage. The skyline in the top left incorporates some of Birmingham’s most distinctive buildings, including the Bullring, the BT Tower, the Custard Factory, and of course Old Joe. Surrounding the globe are social justice hashtags selected by the guys themselves, reflecting recent worldwide campaigns for change. The logo text is modified from a piece of street art produced for V&P by GraffitiArtist.com. We created two versions – one for each track.

underground-sound-artwork

All elements of the design (apart from the text in the bottom left corner) were hand drawn to “keep things organic”, in the words of Pilgrim. I had so much fun working on this – and the tracks themselves are great! If you want to hear more from V&P, you can find some of their previous releases here, including their Wax N Facts mixtape from last year. They’re one to watch!

Promo Artwork – New Street Records

DEMO FLYER
Flyer to promote the company and attract demos from eligible artists.
A LEVEL NSR photo light
Social media post to engage with potential new volunteers and artists on A Level results day 2015
mo-street-o
Promotional poster for drinks deal at the New Street Records launch party – designed for a low quality b&w print on coloured paper.
beats logo offset
I reworked the NSR logo to create a graphic for their radio show, New Street Beats.
beats
Social Media post to promote New Street Beats