Ed Sheeran Illustrated Tour Poster
- Client: Warner Music
- Skills: Illustration, Poster Design
In support of award-winning singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran’s 2015 world tour, I was commissioned by client Warner Music to create an illustrated poster to be sold at the UK dates in London. The design would also be adapted to a t-shirt design.
As with much of my artwork, my initial inspiration was in the past, and specifically the Fillmore East gig posters of the 70s. Plus, I believe Sheeran a comparable and equally iconic talent to many of the artists depicted from that time. Though his style is very contemporary, I found the presentation of his music – often just voice and guitar – very reminiscent of the folk and blues scene that would have graced the Fillmore back in the day. This idea became the main thrust of the illustration.
The image was created from photographs of the artist, supplied by the client, drawn with a Wacom tablet in Adobe illustrator.
The poster will be available as an A2 art print at the London Wembley shows, 10-12th of July. It is available in t-shirt form throughout the North American tour from May 2015, and then potentially Australia.