The gig was at Oslo Hackney, as Richard explains, this is owned by the same people behind Thekla in Bristol as well as others in Nottingham.
I wasn’t aware of the band before receiving the brief, but luckily Richard sent a link to some photos he had taken and uploaded to Flickr. Using these as a guide, together with Google’s help and listening to some of their tracks on iTunes, I put together a colourful, playful image that I feel helps to get the feel of their post-punk-with-Latin-twist style across.
I used dip pen and black ink to create the hand drawn images, before scanning these into Illustrator and turning them into vector graphics. I used my Wacom drawing tablet to edit and add elements. Using one of Las Kellies’ album covers as rough guide I played around with lots of colour schemes until I reached the effect I wanted to achieve.
I put together 2 variations of the illustration but decided to go with the more colourful option when submitting the work.
The final article can be viewed here.