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Robot #7 is coming to Seattle!

Gig Poster Project: Robot #7 Objectives The main purpose of this project was to design a poster for a fictional band in Adobe Illustrator. I chose to do an electronic band with a name of Robot #7. My plan was to: Start off with sketching Transform sketches into...

Sliver Sister

Gig posters are a unique thing. Their purpose is to represent a band and the overall feeling and sound that the band is known for. Originally, I was going to create a gig poster that represented bands like The Lumineers, The Head And The Heart, or The Oh Hellos. What...

Kill Your Darlings

For this project, I created a fictional band and event to design a gig poster for. This had a lot more freedom than what I have been working on the last few months, which was exciting but also overwhelming. Sketches First I started with some sketches.  I got some...

White Noise

This gig poster is based on some creative rules and design objectives that were derived from word maps and sketches. My objectives were to use white space creatively, have two or three tone color, and incorporate an animal. These guided me as I sketched and...

How is SHE, tho?

My fictional band name is Butch Queen, and it’s like blink-182 meets Fall Out Boy meets Madonna meets Lady Gaga meets AC/DC. Yeah, it’s a lot, but I am also a lot, so what would the machinations of my mind be if it weren’t a reflection of myself?  My...

Sole Barrings

For this idea I really wanted to do something that had to do with skating and the music that goes with it. I had taken this picture a few weeks ago and I used it as a reference for my gig poster. I also wanted to do something with triangles because they are my...

All Eyez on Me

This project probably was one of my favorites to create! Though it actually took me more time and attention towards coming up with an actual idea for the project, I have to say, this definitely tested my limits and how far I actually wanted to push myself! For this...

Silent Skies

The Project We were tasked to create a Gig Poster for a band that portrayed the emotion of their music. This was a challenging project for me. I didn’t realize how difficult it could be to portray an emotion using only an image. It was a great learning...

The Night Watch

While I was trying to come up with how I would want my own band to sound, I started going through my playlists listening for music that I could put an image to. I actually started a gig poster for ACDC, as it helped me hear a sound, and create an image that would...

Dark Life Tour

My objective was to make a poster that portrayed who the artist really is and to add a fun spin to it. This project was very fun for me. It really made me stretch myself and learn my artistic process In the very begging I wanted to draw a man from behind in front of a...

CONRAD

If this was a perfect world, I would design gig posters over and over and over again. I absolutely loved the process of trying to decide how the bands sound would translate into images. This concept was not my first one. That tends to be my process. I have to work out...

Unplug with RiseNorth

I have always loved music, I love all types of music. Okay actually maybe not all but most. I think it’s amazing the power that music can have on your mood and society. Music is able to send a powerful memorable message that words can’t do on their own. As...

Primal Instinct

What the heck is a Gig Poster? I had no idea until it was introduced to me in class two weeks ago. I am definitely one who thinks more logically and designs the same way so this project really pushed me out of my comfort zone. I had a hard time figuring out how to...

Meow Meow – Gig Poster

It’s Gig Poster Week, I’ve been thinking about this project since the beginning of the semester. I wasn’t 100% sure what we were supposed to do but I knew it was supposed to be out of the box. Seeing other student examples blew my mind! How on earth...

Nervous Dove by Kiley Allen

When I first worked towards designing this gig poster, I started creating word maps surrounding the type of music I wanted- a mixture between the groups AJR, Sheppard, MisterWives, and Will Jay which are electronic Pop sounds. I wanted my music, like the music of...

Aliens, Porgs, a Dude, and a Tree

I began my creative process by picking an emotion, an action, and a genre of music. Happy. Flying. Techno. Now, the graphic I made ended up having more of an 80’s flare, but originally—to start the creative process—I began with techno. From there I spent a few minutes...

BAND GIG POSTER

THE PROJECT What an experience this was! This has to be one of my favorite vector projects I’ve undertaken in the time I’ve been working with Illustrator. My main project goal was to create a band gig poster that incorporated elements that help the genre of music show...

Trono di Vetro

When first trying to come up with an idea of what to do for my gig poster my mind was all over the place! At first I thought it would be fun to do a stranger things inspired poster since the second season had just come out, but once I got to Illustrator my ideas...

Golden Pursuit Gig Poster

Part One: Brainstorming This project was very challenging for me. I really struggled to come up with ideas and concepts. I knew I wanted to do a poster for an upbeat indie band and I did a word map with that. I didn’t feel like it really led me the right...