Exclusive – Coldplaying Interview with Pilar Zeta on A Head Full of Dreams

Last month, we announced the World Exclusive on Pilar Zeta’s A Head Full of Dreams artwork. Today, we’re happy to share our exclusive interview with the incredible and young talented artist, Pilar Zeta.

Big thanks to Fraser, the owner of agallery.co.uk, who always supports us and allows to share this awesome interview with us!


Source: Coldplay Official

Q: How are you liking being Coldplay’s Album Artist for Head Full of Dreams?

A: It’s such an honor for me to be part of this incredible album. I am truly blessed to have been able to work so closely with them and deliver artwork that communicates their music. I’m very happy with the results.

Q: What did you have to do to make the album art a reality?

A: It’s been an entire year of working together back and forth. There were so many ideas in the table, but the final artwork came as a product of pure intuition. As I was part of the process when they were recording on the studio, was easy to understand what they wanted to communicate. I think that was a key of the entire work. Getting to know them was very important to understand it. After we decided the final artwork, then the hardest part came after; design the packaging and deliver all the final files to production. We did several test in color and papers. I almost travel to Germany to the press to make sure the colors were correct. It was very intense, I wanted to make sure it looked just like the design. We had a very tight deadline and we had to work with pressure but at the end it
was all worth it, in every detail.


Source: pilarzeta.com

Q: Is it possible to communicate how it felt when you first held the
album in your hands?

A: I had previous samples sent to me, but I didn’t get the final artwork till the date it was released. The record label was sending me a package but I couldn’t wait! So I went to buy my own copy of CD and vinyl. I was so excited and happy, it was amazing! Every single detail you see on the album design was designed by me and there were so many steps to get it done that it wasn’t till I saw the final copy, that I was happy. It was such a relief it looked great! I couldn’t be more excited. Everybody loved it, and that was very rewarding.

Pilar Zeta Photo

Source: Facebook

Q: What did you enjoy most about making the art?

A: I enjoyed working together as a team. I learned that doing collaborations can take you out of your comfort zone and explore areas of your creativity that you were not aware of and that is an amazing feeling.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say to the fans at Coldplaying.com?

A: I just wanna say that everything is possible. This job was like a dream come true to me. I always dreamed to do artwork for very talented artists and it’s all happening because I devoted myself to my passion and I do it with all my love.

Thank you so much to Fraser from agallery.co.uk and also Pilar Zeta who gave wonderful answers! Stay tuned for more questions and answers from Pilar which were left out of this interview.