This illustration was created for a project called Mixed Tape for a Desert Island. It was conceived and art directed by John Belisle, a Vancouver-based designer. As he describes the concept behind the endeavor:
"We asked nine illustrators and artists to choose one song to take on a desert island and to illustrate the memories and meaning that their selection holds for them."
Each participant was prompted to write an accompanying short piece about their personal connection to the song, and could include information about its history, and their approach to visualizing it. The final form of this project will be a magazine in a print and online edition, as well as a Spotify playlist with all the chosen music.