Updated Feb, 16th 2013
My Name: Corey Danks
Band: Death Grips
Venue: The Forum
City: London, UK
Date: May 2, 2013
I've chosen to do a poster for the band Death Grips. They're an experimental hip-hop group from Sacremento, CA. The music itself is very aggressive, with a combination of live instrumentation and electronic instrumentation. They're scary as hell.
The majority of my inspiration is going to come from the music itself because it evokes such a visual anyway. With that being said, I'm mostly interested in doing something having to do with insanity or brainwashing.
A Clockwork Orange is going to be pretty influential on my design
As well as the look of solitary confinement cells
I want it to feel really creepy/scary/weird. Just like the music.
I've been pretty pre-occupied with work for all of my design classes, so I'm not as far along as a lot of other people appear to be, but I did have the opporunity to do two fairly quick sketches that I think have some potential.
This idea goes back to the A Clockwork Orange type vibe. I want the TV to have a static-y image of MC Ride (the lead singer) screaming on one of those old, squeaky TV stands that they'd wheel into rooms back in the day. I want 'Death Grips' to be written in blood on the back wall with some other sign of struggle also prevelant, the claw marks in this case.
Basically, I want it to tell a story.
My second idea is less story and more of a creepy, eye-catching image of MC Ride pictured in a straight jacket, along with a muzzle over his mouth. Once again, I'm thinking of doing some bloody type to show the insanity/struggle.
I'm still developing the ideas, but this is what I have so far
Sketches Round 2
I had the chance to further develop my ideas and I'm really liking where they're heading. I jumped on the computer and began illustrating using Adobe software because I don't have the greatest drawing abilities.
This is where I am so far with my second idea and I think I'm gonna roll with it the rest of the way.
Worked on it a little more. Decided to take a 'Silence of the Lambs' type approach. Not sure where I want to go from here...adding a background possibly?