Here’s the second in the series of CD covers I’m doing for the wonderful French record label, Editions Milan Music. The entire brief I received from them was two words, “Fats Domino.”
There’s probably no other living artist that’s more associated with New Orleans than Fats. He rarely leaves town, and he even turned down an invitation to the White House because he didn’t want to travel; he says he can’t find the food he likes anywhere except the Crescent City. I had the idea to make Fats bigger than life and sitting on the rooftops of the town he loves. One building is also an upright piano and the Dew Drop Café is his stool.
There’s a little bit of Magoo and UPA in this one