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The Redesign of the Legendary 'BACK to BLACK' Record Cover of Amy Winehouse

The Redesign of the Legendary 'BACK to BLACK' Record Cover of Amy Winehouse

February 20, 2018
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I had a chance to take part in the project of Depositphotos "REimagining record covers". The idea was to reimagine all-time legendary record covers, to show the connection of the past and the present. Young creatives, 19 artists from all over the world who work in different styles and techniques,had a chance to show their vision in 2017. I was working over the cover "Back to Black" of brilliant Amy Winehouse.

I started my work on the creative idea of the cover from listening over and over the Amy’s album Back to Black. It was easy to get started with a sketch like that. And after I have finished the cover, her songs didn’t leave me for a while. Amy’s music helped me find an understanding of what the album cover should look like.
I have chosen the colors for the illustration appropriate to the name of the album.

The process didn’t take me too long. I have been creating the cover for one day, and another day I have been upgrading it to the final image. The vision and the idea came to me easily because I was inspired by Amy's musical creativity. I have started with the pencil sketch, then finished the illustration in the Illustrator. I think that her album could have the cover like that in the times of Art Deco was popular.

Previously I didn’t have an aim to create the cover of some album. But I always wanted to create an illustration in my unique style for some celebrity. Thanks to Depositphotos project I've got this opportunity. I like the actual process of creating illustrations, when you have just the idea, inspiration and desire to create something new, up to date.

I am proud and happy that I could bring to life what I planned. I won’t be ashamed to show this a cover to Amy Winehouse.



Sergei Serebrennikov, Miami.
Creative graphic designer and artist, known for its unique work in the style of retro and art Deco. Having extensive experience in advertising, Sergei was digital creates illustrations, posters, etc advertising materials for various companies.
In 2014 Sergei moved to the USA, leaving Russia post of art Director on the TV-channel “Moskva24”, and began work on creative projects.
In 2016, Sergey won the contest of posters for the famous festival “Miami Beach Art Deco Festival”, which takes place on ocean Drive in Miami beach for more than 40 years, and became the official artist of 2016.
Later, he created a series of posters for the wall design Art Deco Welcome Center in Miami beach and a series of works dedicated to famous buildings in Miami beach such as The Bass Museum, Faena Hotel Miami Beach, South Pointe Park and so on. These works were exhibited at his personal exhibition at the Art Deco Museum, 2016 (Miami Beach).
Sergei regularly participates in various festivals, repeatedly included in the short lists of international festivals and exhibitions: shortlist 2015 International Fine Arts Competition by Art Fusion Galleries; Runner-up of open contest «DIGITAL DECADE 2016» (London).

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