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, I’d like you to come up with three different concepts in your sketchbook and we will talk through your ideas to sift through the most successful visual illustration. 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?
Design elements to consider: Composition, basic principles of design (Repetition and Rhythm , Scale and Proportion, Directional Force, Balance, Emphasis, Contrast), Typography, Color Theory.
Let’s work BIG: 13 x 19″ – 18×24″
Books to reference: (I will bring in)
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)
DUE: WEDNESDAY, April 24 (last class)