The whole purpose behind creating a gig poster is to create a specific feeling. The way one designs, the colors one uses, and the shapes that are used all create an ambiance and feeling for the viewer. I decided to make a poster that felt country, rustic, and calm. Although I did struggle at times of thinking of abstract ideas, I was able to create a uniform piece.
I began the process be writing down ideas and adjectives that would describe what I wanted the viewer to feel. I then drew sketched a few things that matched those words.
I decided to design a truck based off of a 1970’s Chevy pickup. I made the basic shapes and put them together. I was confused on how to design the background, I wanted it to be simple and not draw attention.
I decided to make the background a subtle pattern and throw a texture over the truck to add more of the rustic feel. I integrated the location and date into the license plate and colored the design with low saturation colors.