Next Door Records

  • Rosie Rackham

Stepney Green based record shop ‘Next Door Records’ commissioned me to create an illustration which they could use across future merchandise, including tote bags and T-shirts. I started the process by asking Next Door Records to send me a variety of photographs of the shop's interior. I wanted the illustration to be a miniature representation of the shop, so I extracted key objects, shapes and actions (reaching for records, listening to music, socialising etc) from the images, reduced them to their simplest elements and combined them together in a way which flows. As well as merchandise, we also decided to release a limited run of 30 prints.