It’s always been a small dream of mine to design a music artist’s album art. So after listening to The Kanan Tape, I got an idea for this spec project. Around that time, I was also listening to The 50th Law by Robert Greene. From the autobiographical peek into the bleakness of Curtis’ life before he was famous, I began to get an image of this cover in my head. I started sketching the idea out and created this with a few variations. I wanted to visually infuse his drug hustling days with the now infamous nine bullets that he was shot with and produce something that conveyed strength at the same time — I felt that this was a fitting cover for his next major release, whenever it may come (crosses fingers). I initially dubbed this “The Return of 50”.
Client: Self; Spec work
Role: Art Direction, 3D, Design
Tools: Illustrator, Cinema4D, Photoshop