for-Wards is a arts project celebrating Birmingham’s diverse music scene by commissioning a piece of new music from each of the city’s 10 constituencies. Composers are working with each community to create a cultural sound map of Birmingham with the works being performed at a finale concert and broadcast online.
With content curated by Jez Collins (Birmingham Music Archive), I was commissioned to illustrate the city’s colourful music scene — from musicians, to venues, recording studios and record stores. Each one carefully plotted on the map, proudly repping its roots.
Illustrating the map as individual components allowed each part of Birmingham to have its own piece of the music map. The designs were printed on postcards, banners and posters to promote the project across the city.
The crowdfunding campaign allowed locals to fund the project and in return receive various music memorabilia from Birmingham musicians, or of course — the illustrated music map, in postcard, print or tote form!
Explore some more
Bad Apple Hair
Brand refresh for a growing salon group with a uniquely rebellious nature.
Hand illustrated tongue-in-cheek advertising campaign for a national newspapers dating service.
An illustrated map commissioned to celebrate the 100 year anniversary and historic journey of this Birmingham…
A botanical identity for an innovative city garden specialist.
Print resource designed to share findings of how to best connect with young people when working…
Hand illustrated packaging design for women’s lifestyle brand launching a new range of blissful and indulgent…