• Illustrated Portraits of Music’s New Wave of Female Musicians

    FKA Twigs

  • Illustrated Portraits of Music’s New Wave of Female Musicians

    Ibeyi

  • Illustrated Portraits of Music’s New Wave of Female Musicians

    Sharon Van Etten

  • Illustrated Portraits of Music’s New Wave of Female Musicians

    Florence and the Machine

  • Illustrated Portraits of Music’s New Wave of Female Musicians

    Waxahatchee

Illustrated Portraits of Music’s New Wave of Female Musicians

The best thing about illustrator Rafael Mayani‘s Girls in Music series is that it’s an accurate summary of the hottest singer/songwriters in the indie scene right now: FKA Twigs, Waxahatchee, Ibeyi. If some of these names are unfamiliar to you, you should probably hop over to YouTube and start getting acquainted. Mayani’s colorful approach to art is almost Disney-esque with its exaggerated shapes and overly curved forms. But the approach she takes with her musician portraits shows a different side, a side that’s less interested in pretty realism and more interested in exaggerating the familiar forms that make certain faces recognizable. She also manages to squeeze in a nice assortment of well-known artists (Florence and the Machine) with groundbreaking newbies (Ibeyi). What can we say? She has good taste.

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