CD Album of My Manifesto
"Be a storyteller,not just a painter"
After thinking about how to visualize my manifesto, I decided to make them into a CD album. To me,illustration is like the design to the package of the CD album, we can read the message and feeling from the outside of the album then after unfolding them we can enjoy the story inside the music. When we unfold it, it will be a poster as well.I chose one of my manifestos"Be a storyteller,not just a painter" on the cover, because to tell a story by illustration is just like give the story a suitable package.And sometimes we make too much effort on drawing skills but forget the good expression of image also plays an important role in design.
In the background,I cut down the colour blocks from the paper palettes that I used for the acrylic. I kept them every time after I painting, since I found they are all different and unique, the effect of the acrylic pigment was made randomly and it’s hard to be remade. They remind me that I should always remember to be open mind and to accept the unexpected outcome to embrace the unknown.
Besides,the way how we live our life define what kind of the illustrator you will be. So l put on some of the life attitudes in it. “To see life, to see the world” is one of the things I always remind myself for many years.
When I lack of ideas or lost the direction in design process, it’s a good time to open this album and play it again.