donderdag 28 mei 2009

Unfinished flyer

Unfinished flyer for the session with Iriedaily, Keety Roots & Ionyouth soundsystem. Date is wrong: it's the 4th of July. Purple refers to the month of Levi, as this is the birth month of Iriedaily and Ionyouth. The 12 colours of the 12 tribes are determined for each month, as each month matches a tribe.

Apart from that it still remains difficult to make a flyer for a reggae concert that doesn't look cliché or just overused. At least this one took some more work than most posters. Picturing His Imperial Majesty seems inevitable, but there should be other ways to promote reggae visually.

Pen, ink, markers, watercolours, coloured papers, Photoshop

From the foundation

UK foundation roots producer Keety session in Genk, Belgium, thanks to Iriedaily and Ionyouth.
Worked in two layers for this one.

Pen, ink, watercolours, Photoshop

Afro Warrior

One of dubstep's youngest hustlers, and yet one of the pioneers...mister "gunfinger" Benga.


This one will surely ring a bell for roots reggae addicts...original picture appears on quite some LP covers. Drawing something with an iconic value seems to be pointless, but I'm happy with the result.

Pen, ink, water colours and Photoshop

Mista Manuva

My alltime favourite from the UK front...inspirator, innovator, pioneer: Roots Manuva.