For the past two years (from 2021 to February 2023), Julian Grönberg had the pleasure of working on the art direction and some cover art designs again for German rap-singer Nina Chuba’s releases, stage visuals and merchandise. Nina delivered the most streamed song 2023 in Germany with “Wildberry Lillet”, as well as a number1 album, which showcased a great and diverse selection of modern and classic typefaces that resemble her musical influences.
Nina’s first album in her native language, Glas, was released on February 24, 2023. At the begin of this success story, he chose a manual stretched version of Lucky Feelings by SilverStag for the first half of the songs released at the end of 2021. The look not only ties in with the previous releases featuring WT Monarch and Baskerville, but also combines the artist’s futuristic and diverse approach in her genre.
Once again Grönberg focused on minimalist retouching and innovative typography. For the second half of the releases, he used Motter Femina, which has the same sound as the name of the single that started it all, “Femminello”, to launch the first summer sound single of this album. After that, Nina released “Tracksuit Velour” (cover photo by Jakob Marwein) with Roc Grotesk.
After getting recognized by Spotify’s biggest newcomer playlist GSA, which was displayed on Times Square at the beginning of 2022, Nina delivered the biggest and most streamed hit of Germany 2022, “Wildberry Lillet”. The cover itself became unique with the use of the up-and-down letters from Agharti. The image was taken at a Vevo session and is the only one without a full-length music video.
The label then released a Wildberry Lillet Remix EP, which featured German rapper Juju and the EDM duo twocolors, with the same design used for those releases.