Music Portraits

08/30/2011 | By Shaun Laakso

Vector art portraits from pop stars, rock icons and electronic music pioneers by Italian designer and illustrator Mauro De Donatis. This unique collection of music graphics represents a cross-section of amazing talents: Beck, Thom Yorke, David Bowie, Björk, M.I.A., The Chemical Brother, Tiga, La Roux, Cassius, Steve Aoki, Dizzee Rascal, Goldfrapp, Marilyn Manson, Gossip and Daft Punk.

Every generation has heroes and sends them up the pop charts. Unlike the Batmans and the Supergirls of the world, music stars are not here to save the universe from evil but to rock the show and blow our minds. Mauro De Donatis captures the zeitgeist of pop, rock and electroclash attitudes with his triangulation graphics amazingly well. Photographer Desmond Muckian once said: “The best portraits let the subject's personality shine through” and this fascinating series of geometric portraits just do that.



Bjork Vector

Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk


Beck Vector

Creative rock singer Beck


Radiohead Vector

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke


La Roux Vector

La Roux singer Eleanor Kate Jackson


Dizzee Rascal Vector

English rapper Dizzee Rascal


MIA Vector

Rapper & activist M.I.A.


Larry Tee Vector

Electroclash hero Larry Tee


Cassius Vector

French electronic duo Cassius


Steve Aoki Vector

Bloody Beetroots’ Steve Aoki



Simian Mobile Disco


Gossip Vector

Gossip singer Beth Ditto


Chemical Brothers Vector

Electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers


Tiga Vector

Tiga, from Montreal with love


Goldfrapp Vector

Alison Goldfrapp


Royksopp Vector

Norwegian electronic music duo Röyksopp


Kings of Convenience Vector

Kings of Convenience


Breakbot Vector

DJ & producer Thibaut Berland aka Breakbot


Sebastien Tellier Vector

French singer & multi-instrumentalist Sébastien Tellier


David Bowie Vector

David Bowie, Aladdin Sane


Marilyn Manson

Antichrist superstar Marilyn Manson


Daft Punk Vector

French EDM duo Daft Punk