Lawrence L. Deacon (born on May 13, 1995), professionally known as Delawness, is a graphic designer, illustrator, producer and songwriter who specializes in branding, best known for his logo design, album covers, poster design and illustration for high-profile artists and brands such as Fabrice Gautier, Coco Jones, TiMe22, Koffee, Chronixx, TRACKDILLA, Azizzi Romeo, Warrior King, Garnet Silk, Garnet Silk Jr., Dre Tosh, FreeboyzNation.
Delawness has also executed projects for fashion designers and corporate brands such as Advenique, Yink, Era Code Music Group, Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Kingston Freeport Terminal Ltd., Factories Corporation of Jamaica, Levels, Mentoring and Training Leaders for Tomorrow (MTLT), Heavy Hustle Music Group and Nova Lorraine.
Inspired by his personal life experiences, Delawness used visual arts as a medium to express and process his emotions and the world around him. Over time, he progressed from drawing sketches of cars and houses to tattoo designs, book cover designs, and learning charts.Just years later, as a young adult, Delawness decided to apply to study art formally to pursue his dreams. After two semesters at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica, he branched out on his own as Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Producer, and Songwriter who specializes in branding.
However, despite his successful creative feats, Delawness wanted his art to make a greater impact on the world around him. His main goal was to discover a way to mix the elements from his various sources of inspiration (namely music, art, fashion and culture) and create art which was as multi-dimensional and inspirational as it was cutting-edge. And thus, Delawness was born.
Delawness was officially launched with Lawrence L. Deacon first solo Art Exhibition titled Waves on March 20, 2018 with Limited edition Waves T-shirt collection, which was held at the Montego Bay Convention Center, followed by the subsequent released of the controversial illustration Blood Money; The Brain Wash, was released with Wallpapers for iPhone and Samsung on April 18, 2018, which focuses on Gun Violence and received 2,000+ downloads. Delawness, on June 11, 2018, collaborated with media company Carib Voxx on Boyante, with wallpaper for iPhone, Samsung, and Android being released for sale. In the latter month’s, illustration, BLVCK NOISE, with Wallpapers for iPhone and Samsung was released on November 12, 2018 and was downloaded by over 3,000 users worldwide. The illustration Waves & Pain was released as a Christmas special on December 25, 2019 with limited edition Wallpapers for iPhone and Samsung with original prints on sale on Saatchi Art. Over 5,000 copies were downloaded worldwide.
On May 13, 2020, in what has been described as “his boldest pitch yet to reach a mainstream audience…”, Delawness released, Introspeq, a collector’s edition project, conceptualized around art, music, and fashion. As a part of the multi-layered project, he released a single in December 2020 featuring Yasi B. which has since gained over 10,000+ streams. This track has been described by Delawness himself as “an artist statement that expresses (his) true feelings and meaning behind the artwork”.