The Emblem of Jamaican Music | Japan

“The Emblem of Jamaican Music” was inspired by the idea to make a revolution, but without repeating any kinds of those darkest histories including wars, colonializations, or invasions, not like we used to in 18-19th century but with music, which saved our lands and our lives. Imitating an ancient emblem which has been used in aristocracies as a design reflects this simple and ironical wish.The symmetrical illustration under the crown on the emblem is the metaphor of the darkness and the lightness, “yin and yang” of the Chinese philosophy. On the left side, there are “yin” elements such as a slave, the broken heart of Jamaican people and the sound of battles. The right side describes “yang” elements which are the instruments, a herb and a joint as well as the sound of joy. The two sides are both reality and there’s no good or bad.

The creation of Reggae | Germany

“The creation of reggae” is a reinterpretation of the famous Michelangelo’s masterpiece “The creation of Adam”. Here, God’s character represents Jamaica giving Adam, in the role of the rest of the world or Europe to be more specific, Reggae music and its messages soon after He created it. Reggae is embodied by a 45″ record, an iconic piece of the reggae culture.
The two elements are also represent two different continents and cultures meeting and joining under the same flag, the reggae music flag.
The artistic choice in Pop style is made on purpose, to underline and stress the mix of traditions, knowledge, ideas, conventions and religious aspects that belong to the leading trends of a big community able to make different socio-cultural models meet.

Vibes of Reggae | Russia

«Let’s live in peace, throw weapons away, there is enough violence»— It is the message of Jamaica to the world. Reggae music is not only for fun. Reggae is lifestyle, which describe the point of view to our life: try to be happy no matter how, be patient, be opened to other people. We live for this unique world, not for destroying it.

YRG | Chile

Over a powerful chromatic background with an African/dreadlock connotation, are drawn 3 signs: The crown represents the yellow, the African wealth, and the relation with Ethiopia and its beliefs. The heart represents the red, the blood, the love, the feeling, and the kindness. The marihuana leave represents the green, the nature, the rites, the reflexive character, and the spirituality.