Antwerp-based freelance illustrator and designer Bram Vanhaeren was recently commissioned by Entertainment Weekly to draw up a few illustrations for their April issue. The requirements were that he render four well-known musicians and have them done in four days. Well, he met and surpassed both of these goals.
The illustrations depict Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters front-man Dave Grohl, Katy Perry and Beyonce doing what they do best: performing in front of large crowds as the centerpiece of a high-energy, larger-than-life show. The likenesses are accurate, but original. The hazy purples and blues Vanhaeren render's the musicians in gives one the feeling of looking through a kaleidoscope. This whirling psychedelic quality goes well with the high-octane concerts and shows that Adele, Grohl, Beyonce and Springsteen put on month after month, year after year.
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