I created this in Adobe Photoshop and used the Wacom Cintiq Tablet to paint it with.
I created this mixtape cover for rap group EquallyOpposite which consist of Gordo and Zac . The concept was based of my client idea to represent the common struggle both members share coming from a small town, even tough they’re from 2 different environments. One is from the projects and other from more of an affluent area but they both have similar experiences in their upbringing’s. Racial division exist within the town they grow up in and also within each of but guys own families. But despite this, both Gordo and Zac came together because of their similar goals and passion for music. Their goal is to try to bring people together through music.
So for the design I wanted to show the similarities they share. I did this by showing them as children in their childhood bedroom. Gordo is staring out the window seeing his uninspired environment, dreaming for more. Zac on the other hand is in his childhood bedroom also. Even tough hes in a safer environment he has similar thoughts of achieving success through his music.
The two faces morphed together was my clients idea, the 3 fingers and open mouth’s represent “EO”
I used Photoshop for the entire design. I created 2 separate layouts. One more comic style and the other with actual photos.
The photos I chopped up:
The Actual artwork
This is an album cover I created For Rick Ross “Black Market” album cover. Its not the official cover of course but I just wanted to create my own version for fun. I used Adobe Photoshop and my Wacom Cintiq tablet.
Rick Ross dropped the Black Dollar mixtape and I wanted to Re-design the cover but I figured since he was already coming out with a new album called “Black Market” I might aswell just go ahead and create a design for it instead.
On the mixtape Ross talked about growing up in poverty, becoming wealthy and preserving black wealth for the next generation. So the building over his head is actually from the original black wall street fire bombing that happened in Tulsa Oklahoma 1921. On the side you’ll see a Maybach car, a mansion and a boy with his eyes closed dreaming for more. I wanted to show the transition from the events that happened in Tulsa to today, where Ross was able to become wealthy in America from poverty.
I added the Black dollars because the mixtape title was called “Black Dollar” plus I thought it would make sense since the album title was called “Black Market” which is closely related. Also it can be used as an symbol for black wealth because obviously the dollars are literally black.
For the Design I wanted to keep it dark and unsaturated. I used many textures and kept it high contrast.