Creative Feature: Farewell, B.B. King – Artwork Honoring ‘King of Blues’


Guillaume Bonamy (Blois, France)

Iconic Mississippi blues man B.B. King passed away peacefully at home in Las Vegas on Thursday evening at age 89.

Considered one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, King’s career took off in 1948 when he performed on Sonny Boy Williamson ‘s radio program on KWEM in West Memphis.

With his unique style and famous guitar, Lucille, the 15-time Grammy winner released 43 studio albums and toured the world well into his 80s, often performing 250 or more concerts a year.

He was an inductee in both the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In honor of his musical legacy, this Creative Feature showcases the impression he left on visual artists around the world.

Michael Piper (United Kingdom)

Tyler Woods (USA)

Justin Klanke (Michigan, USA)

Monica Qaldas (Manama, Bahrain)

Leonid Afremov (Florida, USA)

Geert van Leeuwen (Milano, Italy)

Sharon McKenzie (USA)

Paul Moyse (United Kingdom)

Tom Noll (USA)

Jim Zahniser at RedRobotCreative (Pennsylvania, USA)

Mark Hammermeister (USA)

Akin Yaman (Turkey)

Emizael Moura (USA)

Steve Spencer (Arkansas, USA)

H.D. Timmons (North Carolina, USA)

Ebenlo (USA) at

Raphael Lopes (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

B.B. King by Steve Vanhemelryck (Oostende, Belgium)

Steve Vanhemelryck (Oostende, Belgium)

Rest In Power, B.B. King.