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Dark Render – Ignore White

I’ve never attempted to make a gig poster but my future son-in-law is a guitarist in a band in Chicago so I wanted to do one for him that would highlight the new name of his band, Dark Render. Yes, you guessed it, he loves metal. His favorite animal is an eagle and...

The Purge gig poster

For this poster I knew I wanted to do a punk rock anti-government style poster and so my sketches I really tried to capture that raw anarchist sentiment like Against All Authority or Rise Against.  I chose to work on the long poster on the left as I was working on it,...

Pancake Music

Thinking about making a gig poster was a bit intimidating to me. I like music, but I’ve never really taken time to know about different bands or artist or genres. I hardly knew anything about gig posters, or what they’re all about, so I looked into it some...

Raging Medusa – January 21

We were assigned to create a gig poster for a fake band. We were given complete control of choosing the band name,  what the band stood for, and what the band rebelled against. With a lot of talk of inequality between genders, ethnicities and other communities around...

We Are Strong

I have to admit, this was the worst and hardest project out of this entire semester. I had a really hard time coming up with something. I did a lot of sketching and looking on Pinterest but nothing really clicked for me. I found some vintage pictures and decided to go...

Jungle Fever

I had so much fun designing this project and being creative with illustrator more so than I’ve been able to before; it felt like I had unlimited reign to turn my ideas into actual “art”. It also made me go a little crazy, but when does illustrator...

Make the Puppets Dance

Goal: Create a Gig Poster The beginning of this project was the most difficult part. The first step in making my gig poster was to name a fictitious band. I asked for suggestions and one of them was Puppeteers. I liked the name so I ran with it.  I decided that I...

Surf’s Up

I originally made a poster for a tribute rap band. I studied the beginning of rap, hip hop and graffiti to receive inspiration. I changed my mind. I decided to make a gig poster for a band that sounds like Beach Fossils. I grew up in Huntington Beach, California,...

Be Ready to Rock

Creating a gig poster tor Echo of Night was a great experience and one that I learned a lot from. The challenge was creating a poster that would reflect that of a metal rock band. I’m not one that listens to this type of music, so it was difficult. After a...

Eye of the Storm

For this project, I was presented with minimal boundaries within a specific set of rules. I chose a genre of music and made up a fictitious band name. I designed the poster to help the viewer to see what it would feel like to listen to that band playing in the chosen...

Summer Snow

I made a gig poster for the band Summer Snow. This is a band name that I thought of a long time ago and if I ever did make a band that is what I would want to call it. I decided that the band would be an electro swing band, swing music with techno beats. I have...

Passion Trap Gig Poster

This has been my favorite project so far this semester. It has allowed for me to be more creative, and I felt I had no limits. When coming up with a gig poster, I had a pretty good idea in mind. I started by determining the sound of the band I was creating it for. I...

The Handel Bars: The LlamAlpaca

When a llama wears a bowtie, does it wear it at the top of its neck underneath its jaw or does it wear it at the base of its neck near its chest? Or does it wear multiple bowties to make sure that each square inch of its neck is in close proximity to the dapperness...

Hush of Night

This was a project I was really excited for! We were supposed to create a gig poster for a band that we created that embodied the feeling that the band creates with its music. I wanted to do some sort of indie folk, acoustic guitar sounding band, but I wasn’t...

Taking The Express Elevator

For this project I wanted to make a gig poster for the fictional band Express Elevator. I wanted to make a monotone poster that came across as edgy and punk. I used my sketches to explore some different ideas. This included the idea of a breaking rope or cable,...

Midnight Water under the Oak Tree

THIS was fun. Minimal restrictions was so freeing. I feel like I better understand the creative process so having less restrictions was refreshing and not overwhelming.  The goal was create a gig poster for any fictional band or musician. A lot of the example I was...

Rock on Poseidon’s Wrath

Making a gig poster for an imaginary band was a fun project. I think that out of all of the projects I have done this one required the most tweaking and editing from the original idea. I started off with a lot of different ideas using bands that already existed. I was...

Get Crazy In Summer

Gig Poster for Summer Madness! This was my first gig poster (I didn’t even know what it was, to be honest) and I really enjoyed the process I’ve taken.    Sketches. I wasn’t sure if I had to come up my own name so I did research for the band and...