I was very lucky to illustrate Hels Martin’s review of Anna Calvi‘s album for Amelia’s Magazine read it in full here, beautiful. Anna’s music, subjects and words are all about “intimacy, passion and loneliness” and I wanted to reflect that in the illustration. My favourite song from her self titled album is ‘Love won’t be leaving’, a tragic love letter so I started playing around with hand lettering in red:

I scanned it in:

And incorporated the lyrics into the faded and distressed collage I created digitally:

What do you think? A bit different from my usual work, maybe, but I think it fits with the subject and it’s still very much ‘me’. I love hand lettering!

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