Welcome to the portfolio of Ottawa Artist and Illustrator, Dean Cole.
Theme Weekend Illustrations - ROCK Radio
Art Direction, Graphic Design, Web Design,
While working for Rogers Media as a Web Producer, I was able to bring my Graphic Design/Illustration skills to the table and create original graphics for theme weekends that run on the Rock Radio websites.
The Last Party of the Summer Weekend was the first of my continuous "Theme Weekend" projects for the Rogers Rock Radio format. This was my golden opportunity to create new and fun graphics for the stations while working as a Web Producer.
The Under The Covers Weekend focused on cover versions of popular songs. First idea to pop into my head was a couple sexy guitars in a bed.
The One Hit Wonders Weekend showcased bands that had that one hit song.
One of my FAVOURITE theme weekends was The Simpsons Weekend. We played songs from the bands featured on episodes of The Simpsons. I had to illustrated each artist to make the group.
The AC/DC Rock Weekend revolved around AC/DC... pretty self explanatory.
Since Canadian Thanksgiving is earlier than the US, I got a chance to make some rockin' turkeys.
What's The Story Weekend showcased the stories BEHIND the songs.
Our Halloween Special that ran was the Monsters Of Rock Weekend. I got the opportunity to actually draw these characters before I brought them into illustrator.
The Movember Weekend focused on famous Rock 'Staches. In order from left to right; Freddie Mercury, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, David Crosby, John Lennon, Lemmy Kilmister, Frank Zappa, The Edge.
A Trivial Weekend gave listeners a fun experience to try and guess trivial facts about certain songs or bands.
The Queen Weekend revolved around the 25th anniversary of Freddie Mercury's death.
The Dearly Departed Weekend ALSO focused on other musician deaths. Tried to make it look like an epitaph.
The Who Are You Weekend was NOT about The Who, but the people behind the songs. The inspiration or dedications to family, friends, first loves, criminals, cheaters, and bad seeds.