I was recently approached by Chicago-area musician/MC Seth Vanek with an advertising concept for his upcoming project, “The Therapy Sessions.” The show is a live weekly interview between Seth and various Chicago-area personalities, taking place at beloved venue The Hungry Brain. Seth sent me a scan of an older Sigmund Freud paperback cover from the 1950s, and explained he’d like to use the existing design but re-created with his portrait and details for the weekly event.
It was a really fun project both as an illustrator and a designer, admittedly presenting some tricky challenges with type-setting. The final piece combines a brush and ink illustration with digital type and layout. Seth and I were both really happy with the outcome. If you find yourself in Chicago on a Wednesday make sure to swing by!