Brian Taylor — Red Hot Chili Peppers

One of my favorite assignments I got in 2011 was a portrait of Red Hot Chili Peppers for the record review of their new album for Las Vegas Weekly. “You are free to interpret them any way you like,” said the art director, so I gave 3 different color options and would of been thrilled to finish any of these versions. The art director chose the phoenix/rebirth idea. It was the RHCP’s first album in 5 years and it’s first with a new guitarist, so the rebirth idea definitely fit. Thanks to Ryan for the assignment!

About Brian Taylor

Clients include: The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Fast Company, Wired UK, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. Please get in touch! You can check out more of my work at or email me at


  1. Alex Fine

    This is one of my favorite illustrations of yours! They’re all very recognizable and the texture behind the lines adds a lot to it.

  2. Brian Taylor

    Thanks, I like to call this my ‘Rolling Stone’ practice piece…

  3. Patrick McQuade

    Awesome wok Brian, u really nailed them all. :)

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