Queen of Soul

October, 2018

Editorial piece to be paired with The Atlantic's "Aretha Franklin's Revolution" article. This piece shows Aretha using her voice - both in song, and in her reach towards civil rights and equal rights. Bright, rich, colors are used to push Aretha's vibrancy in history. Background rendering inspired by Aaron Douglas - whose Harlem Renaissance illustrations and paintings are still highly influential and relevant. (Background itself is referencing the March on Washington, which took place on August 28th, 1963.)

Included is a mockup of the art next to the article in a magazine.

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