DNAD - Diesel

  • CLIENT: Diesel


    BRIEF: Your challenge is to choose a band or artist and create an illustrated response inspired by two of their tracks. In doing so, you’ll be facing this issue head on and demonstrating your vision of a brave new world for illustration.


    TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience intended for the illustration will be the fan base of the musician/band/artist you select as part of answering the brief in music.


    CHOSEN MUSIC BAND: Avenged Sevenfold
    CHOSEN MUSIC TRACK: Seize The Day


    MY INTERPRETATION:
    I chose this track because the title itself is actually my favorite quote - Seize The Day.
    3 words but with deep meanings beneath it. In short, it just tells us to live our day to the fullest and to die with no regrets because life is short, and you will never know when you will be gone. So grab the opportunity while you can; to do what you want to do in life, to eat, drink, travel to the places you want to go, love your closed ones and spend time with them while you can. Life is already short and there’s no time to take stupid risks like robbing a bank or kill a person because you got to take consequences - to serve your time in jail; and that alone shortens the time you have in life.


    CONCEPT:
    The calendar shows the perception of time passing. As the days pass by, the dates are filled up with the color blue, which signifies the color of the tear drop that comes from Matthew, the main character in the song Seize The Day, represented by the eye. The dates are connected in a way that they will eventually end in a pool of tear drops, collected in that particular month. This is to remind people that in life, we need to carpe diem (latin for Seize The Day), and not spend your life in tears and regrets every day like him. The typeface created are in sync of the style of Avenged Sevenfold - tattoo inspired. The illustration is to remind everyone the importance of time, not taking every day for granted, and get people to interact with the work by filling up the dates each day using the color pencil provided. This could build intimate relationships between the fans and the songs produced by the band.


    LYRICS:
    Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost
    It’s empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over

    I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
    But I’m too young to worry
    These’s streets we traveled on will undergo our same lost past

    I found you here, now please just stay for a while
    I can move on with you around
    I hand you my mortal life, but will it be forever?
    I’ll do anything for a smile, holding you ‘til our time is done
    We both know the day will come, but I don’t want to leave you

    I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
    But I’m too young to worry
    (a melody, a memory, or just one PICTURE)

    Newborn life replacing all of us, changing this fable we live in
    No longer needed here so where do we go?
    Will you take a journey tonight, follow me past the walls of death?
    But girl, what if there is no eternal life?

    I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time
    But I’m too young to worry
    (a melody, a memory, or just one PICTURE)

    *chorus*
    Seize the day or die regretting the time You lost
    It’s empty and cold without you here, too many people to ache over
    Trials in life, questions of us existing here
    Don’t wanna die alone without you here
    Please tell me what we have is real

    So what if I never hold you, yeah, or kiss your lips again? Whooooah
    So I never want to leave you and the memories OF us to see
    I beg don’t leave me

    (Silence, you lost me -- no chance for one more day)
    (Silence, you lost me -- no chance for one more day)
    (I stand here alone
    Falling away from you, no chance to get back home) x2