A selection of artworks by Jules Mann inspired by music. Pencil in hand from knee-high and a life of drawing, painting, printing, designing And illustrating. His designs adorn book covers, album covers and hundreds of walls worldwide. Here is a small selection of his celebrated works.
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – Screen print design of Hip Hop legends, A Tribe Called Quest.
SCREEN PRINTS – Three screen print designs: 3 Wise Monkeys, Marley and The Dreamer.
GIL SCOTT-HERON – Two versions of my Gil Scott-Heron design, one using words from ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’, the other with lyrics from ‘Lady Day and John Coltrane’.
LAURA MVULA – Illustration of the amazing Laura Mvula, commissioned by Sony Music for tour “merch”, as they say.
RICO TAKES A BREAK – Screen print design called ‘Rico Takes A Break’ (a working title that stuck) depicting a four-piece band of Trombone, Double Bass, Keys/Synth and Kit.
RON & NINA – 2 screen print designs. The one on the left, ‘Ron Carter (is on the Bass)’ was inspired by ‘Verses from the Abstract’ by A Tribe Called Quest. The design on the right is of Nina Simone with the song title ‘I wish I knew how it would feel to be free’.
VINYL – Record sleeve, record label and sticker design.
November 9, 2014