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 used to play my cello in the local chamber orchestra, and have been designing their fliers for a couple years now. I have since lacked the time to commit to playing each quarter, but continue to do the fliers, which makes me very glad to still be a part of the group in some way. The latest poster was for a combo concert with the school choir and they were playing old English Madrigals so I played with some old English fonts and rolling green hills as the background. The only real requisite I have for these posters is to make sure they’re super attention getting, so keep the colors bright and have lots of high contrast. Well, and to make sure the info is accurate. That always helps when advertising. 🙂