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
Franklin Gothic [Demi] (Adobe / Microsoft Windows)
Monk Gothic (Oliveira 37)
New Spirit [Bold Condensed] (Adobe)
Subway Paris (Adobe)
Veteran Typewriter (Koczman Bálint)
Favorite Album Covers of the Month
Kelela - Raven
Noah-O & Big No - Richmond Brave
Paramore - This Is Why
WHOA1.0 - STRAIGHT OUT THE CRATES
Young Nudy - Gumbo
Favorite Show Posters of the Month
Favorite Work I Released this Month
Lil Du Bois - poortraits
Cam Hayden ft. ZAAY - "last night"
Morgan Gold - "Keep It Together"
Reed Starks ft. Kid Ziggy - "A Beautiful Day"
Chris Patrick Gang Activity Tour poster
RXK Nephew & Rx Papi concert poster
Featured Resource of the Month
AIGA Design Archive, a large archive of designs to appreciate and draw inspiration from
Featured Designer of the Month
Christian Arnder (https://www.christianarnder.com/)
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.