Tsjisse Talsma
Feed forward - a mystical jazz fairytale

Design Product & Packaging

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Jazz group Coal Harbour came to me with their new album ‘Feedforward’, based on a self-written fairy tale. Inspired by this fairy tale- full with ancient forests, tribesmen, magical fruit and a hero who saves all- I tried to bring it to life in all its mystical jazziness.

How was the illustration used:
Record sleeve for Jazz band Coal Harbour’s new album: Feedforward.

How did you make this work:
Ink, pastels, acrylics and Photoshop. I use the analog materials to make shapes which I later combine, edit and play with in Photoshop.

Commissioner Name :
Robert Koemans and Willem Romers from Coal Harbour
Commissioner Company :
Coal Harbour

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Currently Based:
Groningen, The Netherlands

Tsjisse Talsma is a full-time freelance illustrator and co- founder of illustration collective Knetterijs. His clients include The New York Times, New Yorker and The Guardian. Tsjisse builds figurative worlds with wild brushstrokes and figures that have been reduced to their essence. Through a playful mixture of disorientation and recognition he aims to stimulate the viewer's imagination.