"What's The Rush?" was the first ever project I worked on with Joey. He was looking for an artist would could understand who he was and his poetry, and turn that into art that his readers could relate to. I was up for the challenge!
I sent him initial sketches of my ideas to make sure I was the right one for the job and once those were approved I was given the creative freedom to illustrate whatever I thought would represent his poems.
We ended up using 40+ of my gestural illustrations in the book, and I was also asked to create the cover. I brought Joey's idea to life and helped him format the cover for printing. Many other projects came after the books release such as an audio book cover and a lyric video for a song based on the book.
"WHAT'S THE RUSH?"
CLIENT: JOEY KIDNEY
DATE: OCT 2018 - OCY 2019
I had the privilege of working on my first project with Joey, the Illustration for his book "What's The Rush?" He was searching for an artist who could understand and represent his poetry through illustrations. I was eager to take on the challenge and sent him initial sketches of my ideas to ensure that I was the right fit for the job. Once my ideas were approved, I was given creative freedom to bring his poems to life through my illustrations.
I ended up illustrating over 40 gestural illustrations for the book, and was also given the opportunity to create the cover. I brought Joey's vision to life and assisted with formatting the cover for printing. The success of this project led to further collaborations, such as creating the cover art for the audio book version and a lyric video for a song based on the book.