When Zeshan B approached us about creating a full layout for his 2017 album, Vetted, we knew we were in for a stimulating project. Born in Chicago to Indian Muslim immigrants, Zeshan Bagewadi's music finds inspiration in both American and Indo-Pakistani cultures, which was the perfect dichotomy to pull from for design inspiration. To honor his complex history, we deconstructed the Chicago flag. collaging the geometry of the stars and stripes with gritty street scenes, patterns, and colors inspired by Pakistani rugs. The result is packaging that is true to both the classic DDL gigposter aesthetic, as well as Zeshan's music and heritage.