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.

Roots Sessions | Australia

Roots Sessions is a collage of hand-painted elements on a digitally coloured background. The poster features Hempress Sativa, a powerful female voice in the modern Roots Reggae movement in Jamaica today. While bringing a modern message of empowerment and positivity to the world, Hempress Sativa pays tribute to the timeless foundations of Jamaican music that have transported themselves through generations to capture hearts across the globe. I’ve tried to capture that spirit with my poster portraying the elegantly powerful Sativa using her wit and creativity to transport her uniquely Jamaican messages to the world from her island home.