Tŷ Cerdd

An illustration commissioned by Tŷ Cerdd which are a branch of the Arts Council of Wales.

Ty Cerdd Illustration of musicians and composers

The Brief

Ty Cerdd is an initiative that works with individuals, societies and performing groups across Wales and offers artistic expertise and promotional support whilst helping them to connect with composers and audiences.

I was commissioned to create an illustration that would be used for their annual report to the Arts Council of Wales. The brief was fairly fluid as they wanted to showcase a local artist - therefore I had carte blanche on most of the design decisions.

The illustration needed to represent a number of things:

  • Embody the growth and success of the initiative
  • Show community and togetherness
  • Show diversity
  • Represent composers as well as musicians (with the emphasis on composers)