Single cover artwork for Chicago hip-hop artist Max Witt. Artwork shows artist sitting on a window overlooking an urban setting with tropical plants growing from inside. The custom logo includes a plane symbol from a previous project and the boeing font for "747". Photography: Joanna Wedge
Max Witt Logo
Logo design for Chicago recording artist Max Witt. Artwork displays interlocked intitals M & W.
Max Witt - Dancing With The Stars
Upon initially glancing at the artwork for Max Witt’s single, Dancing With The Stars, the average audience may not observe critical details and symbolism regarding the song’s content, along with personal identity and preference surrounding Max. To begin, the theme and colors of the single’s artwork are exact samples picked from the EP that the song can be found on, Almost There. From the added graininess, to the fonts and painted texture, it is clear that these medias are connected and related. At first glimpse, the focal point of this piece may seem a bit confusing. However, each detail was strategically placed and planed to shape up the final design. The pink stars are are arranged to align with Max’s zodiac sign, Cancer. This constellation is commonly credited with positivity and creativity. Intertwined with the constellationare dotted lines and footprints representing dance steps. This portion of the artwork was inspired by the album cover of David Bowie’s 15th studio album, Let’s Dance (1983). However, if you look closely, the new dance stepsand dotted lines are completely original and were created specifically for this song to form an “M” and a “W”, Max’s initials. Finally, containing static fonts, the blue title and artist names are aligned above and below a line of 4, 6 sided red stars forming a rendition of the Chicago flag, where both artists reside.