Lewis Heriz: The Artist Behind The Vintage African Album Covers For Soundway, Strut Records, Now-Again & More
A conversation with designer and illustrator Lewis Heriz, the man behind Soundway Records, Strut, Now-Again and Sofrito's artwork.
London-based designer and illustrator Lewis Heriz has been creating vivid and colorful album artwork for the past seven years. His extensive output has been used by Soundway Records, Strut Records, Now-Again/Stones Throw, and Sofrito as covers for the likes of Quantic, Seu Jorge, Batida, Konkoma, and Ibibio Sound Machine, as well as compilations that include Kenya Special, Highlife On The Move, Tumbélé! and many more. This Thursday, Heriz's work will be celebrated at the Ace Hotel's Cover Club in London, a free event that puts the spotlight on the artists behind some of the most creative record covers. We spoke with Heriz below ahead of the event.