with apologies

An art book dedicated to DJ Steve Aoki

Project Description

with apologies is an art book designed by Katherine that reimagines international DJ Steve Aoki in iconic pop artwork.

It pays homage to the following artists:

  • Robert Indiana
  • Banksy
  • Andy Warhol
  • The Most Famous Artist (collective)
  • Shepard Fairey
  • Keith Haring
  • David Lloyd
  • And, of course, Steve Aoki

Project Involvement

  • Art Direction + Concept
  • Social Media Outreach
  • Digital Illustration

What began as a personal project to further my digital illustration skills turned into an adventure to meet the artist himself. Shortly after with apologies was completed, Steve Aoki held a free concert in the streets of downtown Los Angeles and dubbed the event, LAoki.

In the days leading up to the event, I contacted Steve on Instagram and sent a few artwork images. I didn’t expect any reply back but hoped the art would be seen.

To my complete astonishment,  my artwork ended up catching his attention and he responded back directly to my messages. He loved my work and even asked me to email him a digital copy of the art book!

Through a meet-and-greet event at LAoki, I was able to gift him with a physical copy of with apologies. The artbook and I both make cameos in the follow up LAoki video.