Here are a few takes on the logo I created for hiphop/pop/reggae-musician Ebrain. The sketching-process was something I did over my recent holiday and after a few rounds of back and forth we found a winner. I really enjoyed creating the whole thing from scratch and Ebrain is a real treat to deal with. It’s nice when people know what they want, and when it’s actually there.
We hammered out this logo over a couple of hours once it ended up in Illustrator. The hands and mouth where changed in the end to give the character a more chilled look.
The fonts which ended up in the final logos are Kabel Black and Hard+Core in case you’re a font-nerd like me. I really dig the old school vibe of this logo and it was a fun little project which I really enjoyed working on.
Curious about the music? Listen to Ebrain’s music here.
Sometimes fun jobs appear by chance. This was a very spontaneous quicke for Tony Rissla which landed on my lap via Facebook. He sent over a sketch of his vision (sometimes the simple sketches are the clearest) and I fell for the idea.
“Two dudes with hoodies, nothing but black inside. One is holding a joint, the other a can of beer. And then a big crying moon in the background. In a park. Keep it depressing.” – Tony Rissla
I’ve been quite busy animating for a while so I really enjoyed pulling out the inkbottles and fountainpen. I decided to do colouring in Photoshop to have full control over the tones (I knew Tony wanted the cover in colour, but I thought I’ll give him the chance to change his mind). After scanning the illustration I used high resolution watercolour images and blended / masked them out in the right places.
We decided to do the titles by hand so I drew up a set of styles and scanned them as well. This was a really quick job all in all but I really enjoyed it since it gave me a break from the screens. It’s so nice to just play around with ink, especially when it ammounts to something people enjoy and make use of. Tony decided to go with the fully coloured version while I’m more a fan of the one with moon and bench in colour.
Spidertag is something of a streetartsuperhero. Covering his identity and leaving nothing but geometrical shapes behind him (he works with neoncables). In real life he is still Spidertag, this guy stays in character 24-7. Here he gives his on view about the true soul of streetart and what bugs him about the mindsets of some people. This interview was made for the ArtstreetHBG project and if you’re interested in how I set up and planned the whole interview (tech-wise and editing) you can read about it here.
If you’re interested in Spidertag’s installations, give him a follow on instagram.