In 2017, illustrator Emilee Petersmark was approached by a band named The Accidentals to create 12 posters based on the zodiac over a course of a year. She recreated the signs as mythical goddesses and the images are so incredible, many suggested she should make tarot cards.
“The band who commissioned me, The Accidentals, have been friends of mine for years, and I was really excited for the chance to help support them,” Petersmark told Bored Panda. “It was a big undertaking but I felt like it was an important opportunity for me to grow as a professional artist – I would sporadically take commissions here and there but never any long-term projects like this.”
Petersmark said it was both exciting and challenging to consistently be creative while adhering to strict deadlines. “Both The Accidentals and I were touring over the past year (I’m also in a band called the Crane Wives, which is my main source of income) it was tricky to make time to sit and create visual art from the road.”
“It’s been really cool to research each sign – some people connect with their sign on such a deeply personal level. It’s fascinating to dig deeper to see all the facets that those people identify with,” she added. “As an artist this project gave me a LOT of opportunities to practice and become more efficient at my craft. This was an amazing, occasionally exhausting, and satisfying experience.”