Ave Maria is a rap duo from Lewis Center, Ohio made up of Hashu and Jax_. I had the pleasure of meeting them before their start in 2016, and did some cover art for each member individually from time to time. This project, specifically, came about in 2017 when they booked a performance in St. Louis. Their manager, Kian Pritchett, contacted me to create an illustration for a poster promoting their upcoming show, and wanted the illustration to be based on a recent photoshoot that was shot by the manager himself.
Creative direction by Sam Button & Kian Pritchett
Illustrated by Sam Button
Reference photography by Kian Pritchett