I took inspiration for this design from a 1950’s music poster I’d found online via pinterest. I was inspired by the use of squares and circles in the poster which helped to break up all the text within the poster, stopping it from being overwhelming visually. I also took inspiration from the head text and way in which the following details were formatted to draw into a triangle shape on the way down. Here’s the poster:
I wanted to use drawings of the instruments to illustrate the kinds of bands that would be playing in the park so that there was a nice balance between images and text in the poster. I decided to draw the instruments with a black fine liner and cut them out and arrange them within boxes/squares on the poster, almost like a grid.
My next thought was to add information around the instruments namely the names of the bands, the park they’re playing in and the date. I thought having a central shape and making a feature of it with a big shape would help draw the focus to the instruments. I think this worked fairly well overall. The shapes that create a sort of grid and the instruments work well together. But I’m not a fan of the text around the instruments. I used a stencil to create the lettering and i just don’t think it’s placed well but couldn’t think how else to place it!?
I worked hard on the heading text for the poster, thinking about getting each new line of text to come in a bit at the sides, to create a nice line. But I think I didn’t give enough care to making the letters the same height/width so it looks a bit messy.
What about the colour ? – honestly I was inspired by the striped background (which was a patterned piece of scrap book paper I had) to use red white and blue. I thought it would look cohesive, very together, which it does. But the problem is it also looks patriotic. And really considering the events take place in summer, I should probably re do the colour scheme to reflect a summer theme.
I’m leaving any changes till after the group of people I’ve asked to critique my work have given me some feedback. We’ll see what happens next…