J Dilla passed away on the morning of February 10th, 2006 at the age of 32. He had suffered for over three years with an incurable blood disease, and had also been diagnosed with lupus. He left behind a body of work which will be loved and rediscovered for years to come.
- Stones Throw
Dilla LOVED donuts, so much so that he named his final album after them. Starting with the month of February, once a month, I’ll be posting a series of donut illustrations that I’ve been working on for a year or so now, each one representing a different album in which the late great beat-smith produced, and will be posting them here.
This project, #DONUTSFOREVER, is my tribute to the legacy of a man whose work sparked my love affair with music, almost 15 years ago.
Feel free to download this teaser poster or purchase a high quality print here.
Follow the project blog, #DONUTSFOREVER, to keep yourself updated on the project!
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9 x 12
For those not familiar with vaudeville, blackface, or minstrel shows, Obama is not the subject of this poster. This piece only mimics the style of Shepard Fairey’s original work.
This is an image of a picaninny - what used to be called a nigger child. It was used heavily in advertising and repurposed in popular forms of entertainment (television, film, cartoons). It is a symbol of black oppression, a representation of black exploitation and stereotyping in pop culture that continues to this day, and is thusly expressed as such here.
© Jordan Manigo/Yarad
The 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami was a 9.0-magnitude undersea mega-thrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred on Friday 11 March 2011. I made these posters to represent the support, and the respect I have for the nation of Japan.
18 x 24
The birds symbolize Peace, Freedom and Longevity for different cultures all over the world. In this poster, they represent the wishes of millions of ppl from different cultural backgrounds all over the world, that Japan overcomes this tragedy. It represents our communal support and prayers. The white birds flying through the sun imply the earthquake itself, memorializing those who died, and also serving as a reminder if the event itself.
1st Row: Longevity
2nd Row: Japan
Gamers Support Japan
18 x 24
I’m a gamer, lover of japanese anime, and art. So I wanted to make a secondary poster that represents my love for the culture and the great video games the Japanese produce. Sum of the greatest game designers in the world come out of Japan; they make video games into masterpieces. Super Mario is one of the most recognizable Japanese video game franchises in the world, so I decided to use the “Power Up / 1up” mushroom. In the game Mario uses the power up mushroom to grow larger and stronger, and the 1up mushroom to gain an extra life. In my poster design it symbolizes life and the strength I hope that the ppl of japan continue to have in their great country.
1st Row: Life
2nd Row: Japan
© Jordan Manigo/Yarad 2011
view the full project here.
Job: Promotional Poster design for NPHC 4th Annual Step Show
Client: The University of South Carolina Upstate NPHC
…In case anybody was wondering. ☁
© Jordan Manigo 2011