The Polaris Music Prize, a not-for-profit organization that celebrates diversity and creativity in the Canadian recorded music industry, is almost here!
Each year the short list of 10 nominees are celebrated with individual posters and I was lucky enough to be paired with one of my favourites: Yamantaka // Sonic Titan!
Depicted is my interpretation of the Chinese goddess, Mazu, as she’s a central element to the concept of the record.
Included in the poster are a few elements of her mythology. She is the goddess of the sea and protects those who find a life on open water. As a person, she was born to a fisherman’s family and lost a family member to the sea thus causing her to retreat to the mountains.
Also depicted are two demon generals (so cool). Both were in love with her so she agreed to marry whoever beat her in battle. Since neither could best her, they become devout friends and guardians.
So the poster is up for sale on the Polaris site (along with the other amazing poster designs!) and the winner of the prize will be announced on Monday!