Written by: Tyler Blankinship
What's up everyone! This is the first entry of my monthly column for HearRVA where I'll highlight some of my favorite designs and design resources each month!
I wanted to start this column because visuals are such an important part of releasing and promoting music and can sometimes feel out of reach. These should work as both inspiration for people needing ideas and a celebration of designers doing great work. You can send cool designs my way or commission me for work via email or Twitter
Favorite Fonts of the Month
Brush Script Std. (Adobe)
Calcio (Graphic Fresh)
Seashore Pro (Adobe)
Favorite Album Covers of the Month
Dende - Before We Crash
Jordan Ward ft. Ryan Trey - "White Crocs"
Luke Bar$ - Angels Never Die
Samia - Honey
SG Lewis - AudioLust & HigherLove
Favorite Show Posters of the Month
Favorite Work I Released this Month
Kayo - It Was Fun While It Lasted poster concept
Lil Yachty - Michigan Boy Boat poster concept
Lil Du Bois ft. King $ly- "playin malcolm" cover art
Babyface Ray - FACE concept in the style of Blue Note Records
"2022: Cold Beer & Ice Cream Is All We Keep, The Only Things We Really Need" playlist cover collage
Featured Resource of the Month
Featured Designer of the Month
Blog Author - Tyler Blankinship: What's up everybody! I work primarily as a freelance graphic designer focused on music work (album covers, concert flyers, merch, etc.). I've also got experience in concert planning, radio hosting, music management, and a wide array of miscellaneous music work that I've been able to get my hands on. As far as music taste goes I love a bit of everything, especially local Richmond, VA acts like Fly Anakin, Lucy Dacus, McKinley Dixon, and Benét. Some of my favorite outside acts that I've gotten to see perform in Richmond are Smino, Mac Miller, Robert Glasper, & Courtney Barnett. Supporting independent musicians, especially Virginians, is one of the most important things to me so joining HearRVA felt incredibly natural when I started living in Richmond full time this year.