Last fall as I was commissioned by the brother DJ Jewels to do the interior artwork for a project he was working on that fused music and math together to help out kids who might have problems with the subject...
...this was my time. My time to finally avenge the poor grades that I received in high school because of Pre-Algebra and all those other maths I no longer care about. Yeah, you heard right Mr. Tack! I'm HELPING kids learn math now. HOW DO YOU LIKE THOSE APP--
...ahem, obviously it was a very passionate subject for me so I was up to the task. It was a fun and unique project and also something rare since I haven't done many commissions that were geared toward the younger folk.
...also my pain was avenged. No longer did I look at numbers in fear. Confusion still, but no longer were they feared. So thank you DJ Jewels. And thank you kids, for being the reason this project was born. I salute you.
Having been working with R&B artist Musiq Soulchild for almost two years now on his side projects (The Husel/Pwonda Love, and his top secret animation project), I was given the task to do the art and design for his eight studio album Feel The Real. The direction he wanted to go in for the album was dealing with the idea of emojis and wanted specific ones designed for each of the 24 songs on the double disc album. He also wanted the look of the design to feel like a text message but also still incorporated the denim feel continuing from his previous album Life On Earth. So here's a look at the design of the album booklet along with the 24 emojis as well.
Feel The Real is available on iTunes and in Best Buy and Target now!