Illustrator Shane Johnson’s latest job was to draw something that doesn’t exist yet. “I was asked to create visual concepts for a music-focused venue being developed in San Francisco,” he explains, “and the interior is still just studs and nails.”

Rendering of hotel and recording studio welcome area, by illustrator Shane Johnson

Called the Music City Hit Factory, the venue is slated to include a bar and casual dining, performance stage for live shows, hotel, recording studios, classrooms, and exhibits showcasing the San Francisco music scene and supporting local artists.

Illustration of stage with a live performance going on, by illustrator Shane Johnson

Dean Weldon Exhibits, the curation team involved in restoring the historic building where the venue will live, plans to use Shane’s drawings for fundraising purposes.

Rendering of the exterior entrance to Music City Hit Factory, by illustrator Shane Johnson

An avid music fan himself, Shane listened to a mix of artists from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Lord Huron for inspiration while working on the project. You can see more of Shane’s illustration and character design work here.