Written by: Tyler Blankinship
What's up everyone! This is an 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
Favorite Album Covers of the Month
Ant the Symbol - I Know Who I Am
billy woods & Kenny Segal - Maps
Kari Faux - Real Bitches Don't Die
Saba & No ID - "hue_man nature"
Seth Sutch - Sunset Nostalgia
Favorite Show Posters of the Month
Favorite Work I Released this Month
Reed Starks - Wandering Out Loud (front and back cover)
King $ly - On & On
Real Ones - Skyline Sessions flyer
Pabst Blue Ribbon x NPR concept
The Blank Mix playlist art
Featured Resource of the Month
Pexels free stock photo library
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.