For this Reverse Engineer post I wanted to choose a band poster for one of my favorite bands, Bastille. I was actually able to see them live a few months ago, so it was obvious that I choose their poster to talk about.

MONOCHROMATIC COLOR SCHEME

I first wanted to talk about the color scheme. This poster utilizes a monochromatic color scheme. This poster definitely encapsulates the sound and feeling of the album by the color scheme. It gives a dark, almost gritty and dusty effect. I also love how even though there’s a lot of detail in the poster, it’s still able to do it successfully with a limited scheme of four colors.

HALFTONES

Next, this movie poster really takes advantage of halftones. I talked about how it adds a gritty and dusty tone, and it does it with the use of halftones. I also mentioned how this poster has a lot of small details to it, and it is again because of the halftones. Using the halftones was also a great choice as an alternative to gradients. A gradient definitely would not fit the style nor the mood of this poster.

REPETITION

A prominent symbol for Bastille is the triangle. It replaces the ‘A’ in Bastille, and it is always reincorporated in all of their EPs, albums, and merchandise, so of course it would make an appearance in their poster. Not only is the triangle in the word ‘Bastille’, but it is repeated in the highlights and shadows in the shape of the car. 

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