Have you heard Beyonce's new single "Grown Woman?" I first heard the track last week and immediately fell in love with what sounds like an afrobeat inspired song. As an artist/designer I sometimes fantasize about dream projects, especially ones that fit into the my design aesthetic. So as soon as I heard this song, with its rich mix of global sounds, I could instantly visualize the colors, cinematography, and styling. If I were asked to art direct this music video the styling of the Fela Queens, the dark collage imagery consistent in vintage Grace Jones music videos, and the layering of patterns in photography from Seydou Keita would be my sources of inspiration.
Do you have a dream project? What is it and what would you do for the project?