Archive for September, 2012

Lil Wayne “No Worries” Official Lyric Video(Using DieboltDesigns Dedication 4 Cover)


This is supposedly the official LYRIC video for Wayne’s “No Worries” single which was first heard on Dedication 4. As many of you know, DieboltDesigns had the honor of designing the D4 cover. They used the cover HEAVILY in this video. Check it out.

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The Weeknd “Trilogy” Cover #2

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This is the second “Trilogy” cover I’ve done in a short period of time. You can find the first a few posts back. The first was more of an original idea while #2 is more realistic and ties together “House of Balloons”, “Thursday”, and “Echoes of Silence”. I tried to keep it extremely true to the original style.

“Trilogy” is due out on November 13th! It will feature 3 new songs and I’m sure lots of little surprises. The Weeknd is on his fall tour now, and in Chicago he performed a new interlude to The Birds. Check it out below!


Keem Da Dream “Daydreaming” Official Cover

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Doing artwork for clients is always a really cool thing. I enjoy working with all sorts of different people and helping to make their visions become reality. When Keem(@DreamN_2Reality on Twitter) came to me and described his ideas I immediately wanted to draw this cover and make it as if it was completely a doodle by a school kid. There’s a decent amount of symbolism in this piece and it’s honestly one of my favorite covers to date. Be on the lookout for this tape, which should drop soon!

To check out Keem’s music download his last tape Bad Girls And Funnel Cakes via Datpiff! http://www.datpiff.com/Infinite-Pleasure-IP-Bad-Girls-And-Funnel-Cakes-mixtape.310292.html

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


NBA 2k13 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Cover

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The NBA season is knocking at the door and if I could I would run as fast as I could and let it in. I’m a huge NBA junkie, and avid Bobcats fan. Actually I’m a Bobcats season ticket holder this year. I believe Rich Cho made a fantastic pick with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist from Kentucky. He’ll start from day 1 and be the Bobcats star of the future.

About the cover: Well if your an NBA fan, you know NBA 2K13 drops in a couple weeks. It’s looking ridiculously awesome. I’m not really a fan of this years cover because I don’t like when there’s more than one player featured. I do like all three players(Durant-Griffin-Rose…I’m a big Blake Griffin fan also) but the covers just not working for me. Of course I had to put my own spin on it.

When the game actually comes out I’ll post PS3 and 360 versions of the cover.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


Kendrick Lamar “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” Cover #2

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Sometimes I just gotta do some artwork to put me in a better place before I call it a night. Tonight I did that and Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated project “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” was the subject. The official artwork was released days ago and I like everything but the text. I decided to keep the Polaroid style for my cover.

G.K.M.C. is out on October 22nd. Be sure to go BUY it! Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


The Weeknd Trilogy Cover Art

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Mr. Abel Tesfaye AKA “The Weeknd” is undoubtedly an artist about to really break out in the near future. He just signed his first record deal with Universal Records, and he stays associated with Drake and the OVO crew. After all, he is the XO in OVOXO. His 3 super successful mix tapes released in 2011 will be re-released as a trilogy in November. As usual when something is announced; I do some cover art. Personally I’m extremely excited for the re-release which will feature new songs. The Weeknd is going to be a major name in music in the years to come. He’s seriously great.

Specifics about my cover art: I used camo because he’s often seen wearing it, and I had to use colors that have not been used in the previous mix tape covers. I created the camo background myself. If you look closely the camo is made up of “XO’s”. Also the actually picture of The Weeknd I drew on Illustrator using my tablet, but the idea was taken from the poster for his tour with Florence and The Machine.

Look out for my complete packaging idea for the “Trilogy” soon!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

*BELOW check out “The Party & The After Party” by The Weeknd from House of Balloons!


“VMA TUNECHI” Wallpaper

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The MTV VMAs took place last night in LA…Weezy shut it down along side 2 Chainnnnnzzzzz! They started with “Yuck!” and went to “No Worries” which is Wayne’s new single from I Am Not A Human Being 2. Wayne had some crazy clothes on as usual and I had to put my Lil TRUKFIT Tune character(As featured on Dedication 4) in that outfit! Check out a picture from last night’s performance below!


MTV VMA Poster

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The MTV VMAs are always the best award show of the year. I’m super pumped for the show tonight…I heard Rihanna’s opening with A$AP Rocky! And of course…Weezy is performing “No Worries”! Can’t wait to see what he wears! :P

So anyways I did a poster for the VMAs after seeing some cool artwork posted  by MTV on Tumblr. My poster features a moon man because of the famous VMA trophy…with the moonman.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


Dedication 4 Track-By-Track Cover Set

I did the “No Lie” cover when Weezy released it back on the 15th, and I knew I just had to do the complete set once D4 actually came out. Enjoy!

Check out Weezy performing his new single “No Worries” tonight on the MTV VMAs!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


Lil Wayne “No Worries” Cover

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The last few weeks have been so good for me….I AIN’T GO NO WORRIES! Weezy doesn’t either! And this new single ‘No Worries’ which he will perform tomorrow at the MTV VMA’s is hot! I had to do a cover for it. I wanted people to actually be able to ‘look him in his face’ and tell…’he ain’t got no worries’! :)

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


“Clique” Big Sean/Jay-Z/Kanye West Cover

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Any time a song is set to drop featuring Jay-Z and Yeezy…let alone Jay-Z, Yeezy AND Big Sean… you know there will be a lot of hype. I’m definitely hyped so I had to do a cover. This song will be on the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album titled “Cruel Summer”.

I stuck with the basic large red font title like other G.O.O.D. Music single covers but went with a different look otherwise. I tried to give it that 50′s mobster movie tone. Check out a short snippet of “Clique” below via TMZ!


L.U.K.E “Breath of Fresh Air” Official Cover Art + Music Video

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DieboltDesigns is happy to present the official cover art for new artist L.U.K.E and his upcoming mixtape “Breath Of Fresh Air”. One stand out feature on the cover is the morphed Aries and Pisces symbols. That figure no doubt has symbolic implications, especially with L.U.K.E looking over it.

L.U.K.E is definitely a talented artist so we’re happy to support him. Below you can check out a video for the song titled “The Parlement” which dropped this evening! And note the DieboltDesign’d cover at the end of the video! :)


Lil Wayne “I Am Not A Human Being 2″ Album Packaging Concept

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Alright guys…so above is the updated version of my previously posted IANAHB2 cover. Made a few things pop out a bit more, added a few small details.  I think it looks better now. But this post isn’t about the cover…it’s about what’s below this paragraph. I completed my  entire concept for PACKAGING for Wayne’s upcoming album! This is one of the best things I’ve ever done. Keep reading below and check it all out!!!

NOTE: THIS PACKAGING IS BASED OF THE WAY 2CHAINZ “BASED ON A TRU STORY” DELUXE EDITION WAS PACKAGED. 

 

So this was my idea for the back cover. Obviously we don’t have the track list, so I just put XXXXXXX for each song as well as the lead single “My Homies Still”. But that’s besides the point. Notice the alien Wayne on mars in the background. And I tried to match the cover as far as colors, lighting, etc. go. Packaging really all needs to have unity.

 

This is just the first thing you see when you flip open the cover. Simple, but goes with the rest of the concept and plan. Not much to this.

 

So above(Click to view full quality) is the inside of the tri-fold packaging. I feel this tied together the whole project. This is the first time you see Wayne’s actual face and it’s as ‘alien’ as can be. Again it goes with the rest of the packaging. UNITY. Like the 2Chainz packaging; the CD would be in a pocket to the right of the separation line on the right of the above image, and the booklet would be on the left.

 

Alright and lastly is my favorite part. I really would love to see this implemented. It’s glow in the dark ink filling in the LIL WAYNE and I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING 2 text on the front cover. Like Wayne’s black light tattoos as seen in the ‘I Am Not A Human Being’ video you couldn’t see this effect in stores…but rather at night when the real martians come out to play. It’s just a fun gimmick that’s not been done before but goes along with the theme.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think! 2nd IANAHB2 single later today…and DEDICATION 4!!!


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