CHINX
DRUGZ

CHINX
DRUGZ

How do you shape the identity of an artist over time? From 2013 to 2017 I worked with Lionel Pickens aka Chinx and his respective teams on his albums and image, including 2 posthumously after his tragic and untimely death in May of 2015. For a full download on my time working with Chinx, give this article on Medium a read. For now, the work:

How do you shape the identity of an artist over time? From 2013 to 2017 I worked with Lionel Pickens aka Chinx and his respective teams on his albums and image, including 2 posthumously after his tragic and untimely death in May of 2015. For a full download on my time working with Chinx, give this article on Medium a read. For now, the work:

Andy Sheffield

COLLABORATORS

Clients:
NuSense Music Group
Executive Producer: Rick Steel
Four Kings Productions / eOne Music
Executive Producer: Doug Ellison
My Role:
Creative Direction, Art Direction & Design.
Photography: Kent Miller
Styling: Duckie Confetti

I'LL TAKE IT FROM HERE

For his debut EP, there was the question of Drugz in the name Chinx Drugz. “Pepsi’s not going to do a deal with Chinx Drugz” - Chinx himself said knowingly in an interview. With the purpose of the release to push him into a more commercial space, we dropped the offending word for the EP’s logo, while still making a nod to its roots. The single Feelings would go on to be one of Chinx’s biggest records.
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
AndySheffield_Chinx_EP_Feelings
My favorite track from I’ll Take it From Here:
Wake Up f. Dafina Zeqiri

CR5

The fifth installment of Chinx’s Cocaine Riot mixtape series took a more subtle, and in hindsight ominous, approach to mixtape graphics. Put together and approved in under 24 hours using a past photo series.
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
My favorite track from CR5:
America f. MeetSims

WELCOME TO JFK

Billed as his first full length commercial album release, Welcome to JFK was complete, but unreleased at the time of Lionel Pickens’ murder in May of 2015. Shortly after he was laid to rest, myself and the rest of the team completed and released the work on his behalf.
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
My favorite track from Welcome to JFK:
Don’t Mind Me f. MeetSims

LEGENDS NEVER DIE

Chinx’s second full-length posthumous release, Legends Never Die was released on the first anniversary of his death in May of 2016.
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
AndySheffield_Chinx_Legends_AlbumArt1
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
Andy Sheffield - Chinx
My favorite track from Legends Never Die:
WTF They On

BEHIND THE SCENES

Lionel ‘Chinx’ Pickens
December 4, 1983 – May 17, 2015
© 2018

ANDY SHEFFIELD

specializes in design, creative and art direction for visual identites, film, motion, digital, music, interactive, and damn fine graphic design. Always on brief but never boring.
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