Friday, 23 September 2011

Mariachi Samurai

Previously I thought the only major Mexico-Japan connection was the 400-year-ago shipwreck in Onjuku. But then I was asked to design the Mariachi Samurai CD cover. I'm a bit late in posting this, as the CD was released last week. The band went with my illustration of a sombrero/kabuto (samurai helmet) combined on a gold background for the cover. To also get a mash-up with the font, I used History, a font made with 17 versions, deliberately designed to be overlaid for different effects. I made the MS logo in Japanese style, but backed with a more "Mexican-feel" (a non-specific concept) star. Finally, I took the portraits and live images for inside.

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