Prints of my Under Pressure artwork for @logic301 are now available at Best Buy and record stores everywhere. They even come with a free copy of the year’s best rap album. (PS I can’t escape the studio today due to too much work and haven’t seen the final press so if you snag/see a physical copy of the album, send pics!)

NYC Logic album listening party/meetup tonight

If you’re in NYC, come out tonight and hear Logic's upcoming album, Under Pressure that I did the artwork for. (I'll be there too so come say hi). It's tonight (10/15/14) from 7pm to 10pm @ Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10013

Also, I’ll be in Savannah November 8th-10th.

If you like the look of traditional media so much, why do them digitally?

Asked by Anonymous

While I’ve probably got a 32 page research paper worth of long-winded answers to this in me — covering everything from modern professional workflows in the commercial art industry, to the convergence of art and technology, down to the value of skeuomorphism in the digital age — at the end of the day, I just like the way it looks and don’t want my jeans to be covered in paint stains anymore.

“Logic - Under Pressure” - Deluxe Album Cover illustration for Def Jam by Sam Spratt
For the Deluxe cover, we wanted to make something entirely different from the standard album cover but still tackle part of Logic’s narrative — in this case it’s less literal history, and more representative of his art, music, and where it comes from. This fictional city scene in a Maryland warehouse district was so fun to create — painting layer by layer — the bricks, coats of paint on top of them, graffiti, metal accents with reflected light, distress, cracks, puddles, fog, etc. 
“Logic - Under Pressure” - Deluxe Album Cover illustration for Def Jam by Sam Spratt
For the Deluxe cover, we wanted to make something entirely different from the standard album cover but still tackle part of Logic’s narrative — in this case it’s less literal history, and more representative of his art, music, and where it comes from. This fictional city scene in a Maryland warehouse district was so fun to create — painting layer by layer — the bricks, coats of paint on top of them, graffiti, metal accents with reflected light, distress, cracks, puddles, fog, etc. 

I don't know what to call my art/graphic design blog. And I don't have a fancy name that sounds good like yours. Mine is weird and hard to pronounce. Can you help or give any advice?

Asked by Anonymous

I lucked out with a simple alliteration for a name at birth, but if you don’t like your own given one — or you question how marketable it might be — just come up with literally any other one you want. Charles Dodgson, Onika Maraj, Dominikos Theotokpulos, and Aubrey Graham are just a few people who did so, and things worked out alright for them.

That said, I do have some suggestions for artist pseudonyms:

  • Dirk Chestchin
  • Ella Telenovella
  • Garbáge
  • Paint Panther
  • Ceyoncé
  • Brock Ketchum
  • uhuh
  • Eggplant Emoji
  • Kony
  • Salazar Gringot
  • Ibu
  • Roy Biv
  • Samantha Spratt

Best of luck with your #brand