Exercise: Too much or not enough information – rationale 2

Pencil drawing of poster for rationale two

Pencil drawing of poster for rationale two

I wanted to continue making use of instruments that featured in the bands playing in the park in my poster design. It occurred to when drawing a saxophone for the previous poster that they have quite large button like features, which could be used as a place for text and that given their proximity to each other the text could flow from one button to the next.

It also occurred to me that the end of the saxophone was potentially a large open blank space which would perfectly fit the title of the event in it.  I wanted a fun looking text, and found some lettering on a book cover that I liked so mimicked it’s style for the heading lettering & most of the text.

 

Close up of overall text of poster for rationale two

Close up of overall text of poster for rationale two

 

Close up of detail of poster for rationale two

Close up of detail of poster for rationale two

I was trying to come up with a way to incorporate park imagery into the design when I thought about having some kind of wrapped flowering vine around the saxophone, not only to create a nice link between all the text but also remind the audience that the event is a summer event and taking place in parks.

 

Close up detail of Poster for rationale two

Close up detail of Poster for rationale two

I’m fairly happy with this pencil design but as I finished drawing it I also had another thought – what if I did a lino cut image of a saxophone which I then drew the text on top of to give it a more interesting feel than just a flat draw/water colour poster.

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