Personal Project, 2018
I found this wonderful description of Franz Peter Schubert in the book ‘Listen to this’ by Alex Ross and decided to illustrate a portrait of the famous maestro. Schubert was a great composer of songs. So to celebrate his brilliance in setting word to music I placed his portrait centre-stage creating an interesting shape for the text to wrap around.
Stylistically, I wanted the design to emulate the flamboyant typography, colours and textures of the period. I loved the stipple shadings used in 19th century illustration and learnt new texturing, patterning and roughening techniques in illustrator to imitate this style.