Title: Summer Soul-stice
Client: Jennifer Gibbons (aka FunkyJenn)
Description: Funkyjenn is a fixture in the L.A. roots/rock music scene. Much loved for her powerful vocal perfomances and stellar backing band. Her advocacy for the live music scene and her fellow musicians is legendary.
This piece was illustrated and designed to promote a private engagement she orchestrated to celebrate several notable and upcoming Americana Artists in the Los angeles area.
Disclaimer: My typography skills have evolved light years in the last 7 but I still feel great affection for this illustration.
This piece is almost as fiery as Gibbons herself
- This piece was built in part using the now defunct but briefly brilliant illustrator plugin Scriptographer which I used to create much of the base textures.
- The illustration of the rooted and flowering guitar is a fairly obvious reference to the strong and vibrant roots community within Los Angeles.
- The careful eye will also note the anatomical drawings of arteries and veins, it’s an abstraction to imply music is as much life blood as it is a fire in the soul. Jennifer would endorse this esoteric chatter I’m certain.
- Decorative and script typefaces were directly influenced by Jenn’s personal aesthetic.