Joni Mitchell’s Blue | Polaris Heritage Prize Poster

My first silk screen! So thrilled to have been asked to do a Polaris Music Prize Slaight Heritage Poster and especially excited to draw Joni Mitchell’s unique face and to delve into an album that is so iconic. I hope I did it justice, trying to portray the melancholy atmosphere of Blue but still maintain her strength and joy of life as she reflects on her past in such an honest and bare way.

Joni Mitchell’s Blue | Polaris Slaight Heritage Prize Poster | Silk-Screen Poster | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards Canadian music artists who produce albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. This is one of the four posters for the Slaight Family Heritage Prize. I believe there are only 50 of each of these 18×24” silk screen posters for sale at Polaris Music Prize (click on the link for Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Posters) so grab them while you can.

Polaris Slaight Heritage Prize Posters | Art by Jacqui Oakley, Adrian Forrow, Pierre Antoine and Jon Johnson Joni Mitchell’s Blue | Polaris Slaight Heritage Prize Poster | Silk-Screen Poster | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

 Joni Mitchell’s Blue | Polaris Slaight Heritage Prize Poster | Hair Ink Process | Jacqui Oakley Illustration Joni Mitchell’s Blue | Polaris Slaight Heritage Prize Poster | Flowers Ink Process | Jacqui Oakley Illustration Joni Mitchell’s Blue | Polaris Slaight Heritage Prize Poster | Silk-Screen Poster | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Also, be sure sure to check out the other great posters from these talented guys: The Teaches of Peaches by Peaches (00s: 2000-2005) by Adrian Forrow.

Polaris Slaight Heritage Prize Poster |The Teaches of Peaches by Peaches (00s: 2000-2005) | Illustration by Adrian Forrow

The Trinity Session by the Cowboy Junkies (80s) by Jon Johnson (BRFC / Bearface Design).

Polaris Slaight Heritage Prize Poster |The Trinity Session by the Cowboy Junkies (80s) - Jon Johnson

Twice Removed by Sloan (90s) by Pierre Antoine.

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Polaris Slaight Heritage Prize Posters | Art by Jacqui Oakley, Adrian Forrow, Pierre Antoine and Jon Johnson

Joni Mitchell’s Blue | Polaris Slaight Heritage Prize Poster | Ink Process | Jacqui Oakley IllustrationReally wonderful working with The Office of Gilbert Li and Vanda Marasan and thanks to Steve Jordan and Claire Dagenais at Polaris. Also, the silk screening was done by the amazing Kid Icarus and my partner, Jamie Lawson was great at prepping my file.

Joni Mitchell’s Blue | Polaris Slaight Heritage Prize Poster | Silk-Screen Poster | Jacqui Oakley IllustrationJoni Mitchell’s Blue | Polaris Slaight Heritage Prize Poster | Silk-Screen Poster | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

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Client: Polaris Music Prize