Traxbox CD boxed set artwork.

traxbox

I was asked by old friend and rare dance music enthusiast, Ian Dewhirst, to create the cover artwork for their CD collection of dance classics from Chicago’s¬†legendary Trax Records back catalogue. ¬† I agreed and spent the next week roughing out several concepts before settling on the one above.

 

When plotting out a character’s lines, I want to make as much impact from the lighting as possible and so, to ensure maximum flexibility, I built the DJ first in 3D so I could experiment with multiple set-ups.

 

On finding the right angle, I printed out the 3D face and then inked it in by hand before scanning it back into Illustrator for the final vector re-drawing.

Logos and lettering also by yours truly.

 

To order a box, go here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *