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Steve Wilson: Bruno Mars

Illustration, Illustrators/Designers, Music, Portrait, Steve Wilson, Typography

Steve Wilson collaborated with Atlantic Records to create this promotional piece for Bruno Mars’ new album tour. Below, Steve tells us a bit about the concept, his inspiration, and what lives inside Bruno’s hair…

“The name of the tour is ‘Moonshine Jungle’ so that dictated the content to some extent.  The inspiration for the design was a combination of old Reggae posters and also Psychedelia posters from the Bill Graham concert promotions. The design is based around a portrait of Bruno but there are further stories within the hair.  Bruno specified a few elements that he’d like included such as palm trees but together with Greg Burke at Atlantic Records I chose to use some other elements within the hair such as a lion which is a symbol of Reggae and a Gorilla which is a nod to his last album sleeve.”