Westerpop Music Festival Crew t-shirt illustrations

Client

Westerpop Music Festival Delft

Website

Westerpop is a free annual music festival in Delft. In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 I designed the illustrations on the crew t-shirts of the festival volunteers.

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Tools used

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Pen
Paper

Involvement

Illustration
Art Direction

Few restrictions

The assignment had only two restrictions;

  • the Westerpop logo should be shown as close to the artwork as possible and
  • the illustration should radiate a rock concert feel.

Note: the music festival is still held in Delft, the Netherlands, is biennial now and includes many more music genres than just rock.

 

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Tracing an photo with a fineliner

I based the illustration on a photo of a jumping guitarist. The photo is a good reference to the Westerpop logo and radiates pleasure, enthusiasm and passion for the music.

The photo was then traced on a light box with a fineliner and provided with lines that give a kind of mummy effect. By letting the lines ‘come loose’ from the person, the ecstasy and passion for music is displayed.

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Art direction: natural appearance of a handmade illustration

Although this could have been done on a computer and with creative software, I wanted to see the natural appearance of a handmade illustration in the lines.

The artwork was then scanned, edited lightly and color was added.

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Typography and other elements in Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator was used for the typography and the rest of the design of the t-shirt printing.

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