BP Renegades T-shirt competition was held by bpTT last year. Artists were asked to submit an interpretive trilogy design that would commemorate bpTT's 40th year of sponsorship of the band and highlight the rich history of the BP Renegades Steel Orchestra. Myself and John Farfan came up with some unique designs and entered the competition. We came out as the first place winners. This design is one of three. Look out for the other designs in 2011 and 2012 panorama.
Receiving our Award
For more information, check out the Newsday article HERE
After creating the animation 'Small Ting Mentality' with my friend Taharqa's story, we decided to stick together and work on other projects. His next move was to develop a book of short poems where each piece would be done daily over a space of a few months. My mission was to create a book cover that had a Caribbean feel with a contemporary look. So I started with the cliche imagery of sun, sand and coconut trees and then worked backwards;and then it came to me one evening just playing around in illustrator with shapes and text. I eventually conceptualized a typographic design with bold colors and clean layout. A superimposed coconut tree was also incorporated into the design to give that subtle feel of Caribbeaness. The illustrations I started off with were not wasted, they were used as supporting imagery for some of the poems in the book. So everything worked out fine. As an added bonus, a DVD with some of his live performances was given free with the purchase of a book. I also did the design for that DVD and a flyer to promote the book.
This was done while i was in work just fooling around with some images when the guys at work gave me the idea to use a friend's photo, which looks Avatar like, and mess with it. The funny thing was that he hates the movie with a passion and we only found out this after he saw what we did. But it was all good. Really funny trust meh!!!!