Backstage at the hi hat
Podcast cover art for the Akron Symphony Orchestra. "Backstage at the hi hat" is a conversational podcast series about all things jazz produced by the Akron Symphony Orchestra and co-hosted by Thomas Moore, Director of Marketing for the Symphony, and Theron Brown, an Akron-based jazz musician and Artistic Director of the Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival.
Design and title was inspired by a prominent jazz club in the 60s called the Hi Hat. The font was designed after the outdoor sign which is barely visible in the photo below. The entire graphic was made first in Illustrator, to give it a quirky illustrated look, and then composited in Photoshop to add the final effects, such as the grain and dust textures. 
Concept sketches

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