Music Illustration Poster Design

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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

Alexander Girard: Graphic Artist and Illustrator

50 Amazing Poster Designs

Music Festival Branding Campaign

Typography + Music Illustration

Music Icons

Fort Lauderdale Designers: Iron Forge Press

Requirements:

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:

https://creativecloud.adobe.com/cc/discover/article/how-to-make-an-album-cover-in-adobe-illustrator

Books to reference:

Masters of Poster Design

Gig Posters

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!

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DUE: Wednesday, April 27. Last critique and meeting!

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