ILLUSTRATION FOR ALBUM COVER
I felt very privileged to be commissioned to work on the illustration for the album cover for this incredibly unique and talented band Mvula Mandondo. Founded by internationally respected percussionist, Saidi Kanda, in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer Edward Shearer. Mvula Mandondo presents an original concoction of Tanzanian village roots, urban rumba and Afro-Caribbean influences, blending traditional and modern instruments.
They wanted an album cover that would reflect this eclectic sound, vibrancy and unique quirky style. I worked closely with them and photographer Marisa Findlay to hand craft a unique design that would really blow the doors off the world music scene and truly make them stand out from the crowd.
“Working with Mish was a dream experience with results that more than give testimony to anything I can say. Any new ideas that I had as the album cover developed were quickly sketched out and presented for me to approve or scrap. Trust her 100% if you want to sit back and let her come up with the goods. Highly recommended and very professional.”
Edwards Shearer – arranger & producer