keep holding on (doodles on a long bus journey)
it is going to be a windy day.(doodles on a long bus journey)
Here’s a story about a man, a poet who changes the world around him by the power of the words. This poet was such an influential cultural figure when I was growing up, when Latvia was going through tough times, he spoke of unimaginable freedom, and he continued to rise and challenge Latvian people till he passed away in 2013. His name is Imants Ziedonis. Through his poetry he continues to inspire many, including this collaboration between some of the finest jewels of Latvian music. They have come together to produce the second “Viegli” album, based on Ziedonis poetry.
The title of the album translates as EVENING.STOP.JASMINE. As soon as I knew the title, I thought of Japanese haiku, so everything kind of started from there.
I wanted to capture the feel of Japanese prints, together with the atmosphere of Imants Ziedonis poetry and music of the album to create more imaginary, layered, dense, symbolic images, but using simple, almost minimal techniques and compositions. Thanks to Associates, Partners et Sons graphic design company for the pleasure of working together!