DNAD - Diesel

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Created: 06/12/12
Last Edited: 03/30/14
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Avenged Sevenfold is chosen as my inspiration for the illustration response for this Diesel challenge. Afterlife is the track specially chosen to tackle the brief.
  • // DESIGN BRIEF
    Your challenge is to choose a band or artist and create an illustrated response inspired by one of their tracks. In doing so, you’ll be facing this issue head on and demonstrating your vision of a brave new world for illustration.
  • CLIENT: DIESEL

    // TARGET AUDIENCE
    The target audience intended for the illustration will be the fan base of the musician/band/artist you select as part of answering the brief in music.

    CHOSEN MUSIC BAND: Avenged Sevenfold
    MUSIC GENRE: Mix of Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Metalcore
    CHOSEN MUSIC TRACK: Afterlife

    // DELIVERABLES
    1. The Design
    2. CD & CD Cover 
    3. Hoodie

     
  • MY INTERPRETATION OF "AFTERLIFE"
    This is my favorite track of all. It is about a man who dies early and finds himself in heaven. Upon entering, he realizes that he has too many things to do on Earth, and to go back and make it right he has to escape from the afterlife.

    In the music video, Matthew thinks it is way too early for him to go to the afterlife and he doesn't think he belongs there. Heaven might be ‘a place of hope and no pain, perfect skies with no rain’ but then he is just way ‘too young to fall’. He hates the place and hence he decides to run and escape from this afterlife. He wants to go back to Earth to have a second chance in life in order to change his bad ways.

    Escaping is the main objective of Matthew and to him, Heaven is a distasteful place and hence, the skull and halo here represent the Afterlife (Heaven) he is currently in, a place that is made up of texts and shapes. They are also served like a maze in which Matthew is trying hard to escape from. The color red symbolizes sins and guilt of Matthew, in which he is trying to make amends if he managed to get out of this unpleasant afterlife.

     
  • LYRICS OF "AFTERLIFE"
    Like walking into a dream, so unlike what you’ve seen
    so unsure but it seems, ’cause we’ve been waiting for you
    Fallen into this place, just giving you a small taste
    of your afterlife here so stay, you’ll be back here soon anyway

    I see a distant light, but girl this can’t be right
    Such a surreal place to see so how did this come to be
    Arrived too early

    And when I think of all the places I just don’t belong
    I’ve come to grips with life and realize this is going too far

    I don’t belong here, we gotta move on dear escape from this afterlife
    ’Cause this time I’m right to move on and on, far away from here

    A place ofhope and no pain, perfect skies with no rain
    Can leavethis place but refrain, ’cause we’ve been waiting for you
    Fallen intothis place, just giving you a small taste
    of yourafterlife here so stay, you’ll be back here soon anyway

    This peaceon earth’s not right (with my back against the wall)
    No pain orsign of time (I’m much too young to fall)
    So out ofplace don’t wanna stay, I feel wrong and that’s my sign
    I’ve madeup my mind

    Gave meyour hand but realize I just wanna say goodbye
    Pleaseunderstand I have to leave and carry on my own life

    *chorus*
    I don’tbelong here, I gotta move on dear escape from this afterlife
    ’Cause thistime I’m right to move on and on, far away from here
    Got nothingagainst you and surely I’ll miss you
    This placefull of peace and light, and I’d hope you might
    take meback inside when the time is right

    Loved onesback home all crying ’cause they’re already missing me
    I pray bythe grace of God that there’s somebody listening
    Give me achance to be that person I wanna be
    (I amunbroken; I’m choking on this ecstasy)
    Oh LordI’ll try so hard but you gotta let go of me
    (Unbreakme, unchain me, I need another chance to live)
  • The Design
  • CD Cover Front and Back
  • CD
  • Hoodie With Zipper and Pockets
    - Available in 12 Colors
  • Hoodie With No Zipper and Pockets
    - Available in 12 Colors

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