Vinyl Cover

Vinyl Cover:

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This is a vinyl cover template I found and it measures as 12×12 inches, which is the size I will do for my vinyl cover.

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Marian Bantjes:

Marian Bantjes is a Canadian designer, artist, illustrator, typographer and writer.

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References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Bantjes

http://www.otherfocus.com/typography-artists-inspiration-17/

http://www.designboom.com/contemporary/bantjes.html

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Steve Simpson:

Steve Simpson is an Irish illustrator and designer

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References:

http://www.stevesimpson.com/17724/about-me

http://www.stevesimpson.com/17721/8084343/portfolio/unreal-halloween

http://www.stevesimpson.com/17721/4327518/portfolio/onthedraw-la-palma

http://www.stevesimpson.com/17721/3212239/portfolio/tapas-trail

http://www.stevesimpson.com/17721/933365/portfolio/when-i-die

http://www.stevesimpson.com/17721/566920/portfolio/senora-lavery

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Ben Newman:

BEN NEWMAN has developed a distinct aesthetic over the years; a contemporary fusion of bold shapes, bright colours and playful characters which has been described as ‘bauhaus fuzzy felt.’

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References:

http://www.bennewman.co.uk/info/

http://www.bennewman.co.uk/

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Chris Judge:

Chris Judge is an illustrator, artist and children’s picture book author based in Dublin, Ireland.

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References:

http://www.chrisjudge.com/about/

http://www.chrisjudge.com/shower-of-dubs/

http://www.chrisjudge.com/new-gallery-3/

http://www.chrisjudge.com/new-gallery-2/

http://www.chrisjudge.com/jo-banger/

http://www.chrisjudge.com/new-gallery-4/

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Genevieve Gauckler:

Genevieve Gauckler is a French artist, illustrator and art director who is best known for her ever-evolving procession of lovable characters and technicolour digital mashes.

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References:

http://www.genevievegauckler.com/Biography

http://www.genevievegauckler.com/Veggie-Posters

http://www.genevievegauckler.com/Shiba-Planet-Fun

http://www.genevievegauckler.com/10×10-Series-Poster

http://www.genevievegauckler.com/Elevation-Print

http://www.genevievegauckler.com/Spring-Trees

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I decided to go with a comic look for my vinyl cove, so I looked at Roy Lichtenstein and Butcher Billy, as I liked there work and wanted to create something similar to this.

Butcher Billy:

A creative director at a busy digital agency in Brazil by day, Butcher Billy was just a kid when he first realized he was no ordinary sack of flesh. Back then, he was already unstoppable with just a pack of crayons in his tiny hands – no walls were safe. He takes what is considered pop culture from a variety of sources – music, comic books, movies, games, etcetera – and mashes them all together to come up with something that draws on nostalgia while at the same time. Billy seems to be a one-man assembly line when it comes to his pieces.

Roy Lichtenstein:

Roy Lichtenstein was one of the most influential and innovative artists of the second half of the twentieth century. He is preeminently identified with Pop Art, a movement he helped originate, and his first fully achieved paintings were based on imagery lifted from comic strips and advertisements and rendered in a style mimicking the crude printing processes of newspaper reproduction. These paintings reinvigorated the American art scene and altered the history of modern art. Lichtenstein’s success was matched by his focus and energy, and after his initial triumph in the early 1960s, he went on to create an oeuvre of more than 5,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, murals and other objects celebrated for their wit and invention.

 I really liked the use of dots in Lichtenstein’s work, and wanted to do something like that in my own work.

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References:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/butcherbilly

http://butcherbilly.tumblr.com/

BIOGRAPHY

http://www.wikiart.org/en/roy-lichtenstein/drowning-girl-1963

http://www.wikiart.org/en/roy-lichtenstein/head-red-and-yellow-1962

http://www.wikiart.org/en/roy-lichtenstein/hopeless-1963

http://www.wikiart.org/en/roy-lichtenstein/in-the-car-1963

http://www.wikiart.org/en/roy-lichtenstein/m-maybe-1965

http://www.wikiart.org/en/roy-lichtenstein/magnifying-glass-1963

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Initial Ideas:

I have chosen the song ‘Superheroes’ by The Script.

These are my initial ideas for my vinyl cover. I started by just doing little thumbnail sketches and then I put comments beside them explaining what I was going to do with the vinyl cover.

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Drawings for Vinyl:

These are my drawings that I want to incorporate into my vinyl. The song is about unsung heroes of the world, so I wanted to create an image based on an army soldier, as the work hard and are like heroes protecting others.

This was my first main idea drawn out. I had the old lady as the superhero and her holding a mask in her hand of a superhero. I used dots in my background like some of Lichtenstein’s work and then I gave her superhero suit with a camouflage army pattern.

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Then I came up with another idea to have a superhero as my main image but have the superhero be an old lady after fighting in the army all her life. I would then have a thought cloud of her imagining life back in the army and all the great things she has achieved.

I came up with this back ground and this was my main image for my vinyl:

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After I incorporated all them elements I came up with this idea as my final vinyl cover:

I had created the same cover but had the red dots going through the thought cloud, which was too much so I decided to just go for a white background instead.