Posts Tagged 'music'

MToS: What More Can I Say

Here is the 2nd installment of the My Type of Song project. It’s from What More Can I Say by Jay-Z (2003).

With all projects, it started with a sketch. Lucky for me I already had some clear ideas, so this process went rather quickly.

Instead of the normal process of scanning and pen-tooling in Illustrator, I went straight to the latter and hoped that I could “wing it”.

I made these blue diagonal lines as a grid to ensure that all my curves and angles were consistent. I ended up changing a few letter forms along the way that weren’t originally sketched out.

I’ve been lousy at tracking hours for personal projects lately, but I think that this was one of my faster start to finish projects. Stay tuned, as I already have installments 3 and 4 sketched out!

Home Grown Blends

Some type work I did for the homies over at Home Grown Blends.

Post Turkey Day

Just wrapped up an analog flier for Le Vice and friends.


I’m sure to revisit this, but for now…

Le Vice Flier

Long story short: my Macbook has been down since Friday (getting repaired), was able to score some studio time, and am now updating. Hand drawn/inked flier for Le Vice.

Real Era Music Studio

I just finished a flier for Real Era Music Studios. There were two specific ideas that I attempted to push. The first, it’s an insert that will be included in all instrument rentals, therefore I wanted it to have the look and feel of a classified ad. The second is more subtle… and you’ll have to figure that one out on your own ;)

Headphone Heroes

This project was done for Hip-Hop artist Alex Lee. Conceptually, she wanted to do something comic book like. Additionally, she indicated that she wanted to incorporate headphones like a hero would don a cape. To stay within the theme, I used an all-caps font, but also borrowed a Frank Miller Sin City approach by use of high contrast imagery mixed with red and black colors.

To add an extra POP to the project, it was printed with a glossy finish.

And as a extra throw in, I gave her a hand drawn flier to help promote her live show.

Future Junglizm

This album art and layout was done for drum & bass album. For the cover, I illustrated a futuristic looking lion represent three things: 1) the DJ’s moniker (Rebel Lion), 2) the aggressive sound of the mix, and 3) play to the album’s title Future Junglizm.


Here’s the initial sketch

And the line art


This personal project was an attempt at replicating the look and feel of the Fillmore venue rock posters from the 60’s–70’s era. Within Erykah Badu’s head-wrap are song titles from her debut album Baduizm.

Here’s the original line art for this piece.

Also, here are a couple of the process pictures I took along the way: here and here.

New Alex Lee Flier

The homie Alex Lee needed an emergency flier for an upcoming show, so as soon as I came back from my weekend adventure, I knocked one out. I tell you what, it’s always nice to see what I can actually bust out within a short period of time.


Hi, I’m Eric and I created this site to document and share my design process and finished products. If there’s anything you like (or dislike), leave me a comment or send me an email at designby31216 at gmail dot com. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the show!

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