It’s our last project… Let’s make it great!
Adobe Illustrator is for illustrators.. In this project, you need to communicate your “illustrative style” by starting from a blank document and using the pen tool, in addition to others, building a cohesive poster design for your favorite band. The poster illustration should be seen as an illustrative ad, marketing a particular performance/location.
Once you decide on your band/group/solo artist, work in your sketchbook to play around with composition, type and color palette. Your aesthetic direction is very important in this project!
Saul Bass: Master Graphic Artist
Charley Harper: Graphic Artist and Illustrator
50 Amazing Poster Designs
Music Festival Branding Campaign
Typography + Music Illustration
House of Blues
Fort Lauderdale Designers: Iron Forge Press
Choosing a band of your choice, design an illustrative advertising poster combining all of your acquired technical skills so far: THE PEN TOOL, image trace, pattern making, typography, shape builder, the blob tool, recolor artwork, layer/file management, etc. Is an “effect” something you would like to try?
This could be your dream concert, favorite band, with a fictional location/time and date.
Design elements to consider: Composition, basic principles of design (Repetition and Rhythm , Scale and Proportion, Directional Force, Balance, Emphasis, Contrast), Typography, Color Theory.
Size requirements – larger: 13 x 19″ – 18×24″
Great tutorial from Adobe:
Books to reference:
Masters of Poster Design
1000 Posters from Toulouse-Latrec to Sagmeister
Naive: Modernism and Folklore in Contemporary Graphic Design
*** LINK FOR 60 FREE ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES ****
Link to Just Like Being There – documentary on Gig Posters (watch it! On Netflix)
BELOW you will see some beautiful student examples from previous semesters!
DUE: Tuesday, May 4 – in Google Drive. Last critique and meeting: WEDNESDAY, May 5