My latest concert poster is complete. This year, the college’s end of year concert will feature a group call the Jazz Garden Band. I was asked to design a poster that would be inspired by the artwork they use on their CDs. I loved the idea of a Garden full of musical instrument shaped plants, so I set to work on an illustration that used one of the CD covers for color and style inspiration.
This is not my typical color palette. I actually found it rather difficult to settle upon the colors I was going to use, as I’m much more comfortable in my earth-toned world. But I think it was a great exercise for me to break out of my norm and, dare I say, jazz it up a bit.
How many instruments can you see?
I have another concert poster, this time for a Faculty group doing a recital. I had very little art direction on this project, taking my own inspiration from the director telling me it was going to be a concert of both jazz and classical standards, so I pulled up some sources of 1960’s concert poster artwork (I’m blaming Mad Men for my own interest in such retro design samples). After sending the first proof, the main changes were just to adjust which instruments I had chosen to represent in the background images.
If you’re in the De Anza/Cupertino area in a few weeks, I encourage you to check out the concert for yourself!
This quarter’s concert is a tribute concert to Jascha Heifetz.
I also designed a postcard mailer for the event, using the same elements from the poster. If you’re around the Cupertino area, you should check out the show!