In the lead up to Designer Con in November I've been glad to have some time to get some work done for myself but I have also had the pleasure of working with two amazing women who are making music at opposite ends of the spectrum.
Earlier this year I designed a tour flyer for Eb and Sparrow, I hadn't met Ebony (the EB) and her band before but she was a friend of friend and after listening to her band's previous record I was so stoked and jumped at the chance to draw something up for them. As it turned out they loved it so much they used it for the cover of their next record.
My wife loves them too which doesn't hurt she has bandied around names like Magnolia Electric Company, Throwing Muses and some country and folk to boot when describing them. The album is completely beautiful and has been getting rave reviews across the country, I'll be looking forward to catching up with them this week when they play in Hawkes Bay.
Also its the first time and hopefully not the last that I've seen my drawings this big! (its not the size that counts I know :/)
I also had the pleasure of drawing up an illustration for musician/actress/performance artist Actually Huizenga, I can't really describe her music although I hear its 'dark wave' or maybe electro? Anyway it's really good, the music invokes thoughts of vampires, vikings, sex, blood, dragons, chains and panthers.
So she is releasing a coloring book with her new album - Predator Romantic, and I did a drawing of her as vampire at the cemetery to accompany the song 'Fun at the Funeral'. There are some amazing artists in the book as well including one of my favorites Matt Minter aka Worsethanjail. The album is out in October, you can check out her videos and website below.