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To design a poster for Country Music singer and song writer legend Dwight Yoakam. (Born October 23, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, known for his pioneering style of country music. First becoming popular in the mid-1980s, Yoakam has recorded more than 20 albums and compilations, charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 30 million records. He has recorded five Billboard No. 1 albums, twelve gold albums, and nine platinum albums, including the triple-platinum "This Time".
I first did an iconic poster for Dwight about 15 years ago that was a contemporary and had a smooth and designee look to the art. This time I wanted to use the same icon but break it up and show a worn and vintage look to the art. Both tattered and torn with a weathered feel to it. Dwight spends a lot of time on the road each year and it's hard life for anyone to endure.Thus the title "Long Hard Road" is the theme here.
I love working on projects like this where my style of art is perfect for this kind of assignment. I respect Dwights creativity, and his originality to his music, song writing and visual talents and abilities. He grew up in Pikeville, KY where the roots of his Appalachian background began and the look of this artwork reflects his life and musical culture. The poster was very well received and one of my favorite works to date. As a fan of Country Music, I love to work with musicians and for those who can sing an image into my mind for inspiration. That's the beauty of music, it can take your mind to so many places.