The objective of this project is to experiment with form and its simplification for the purpose of generating a poster. Through observation of musical instruments and their detail, students do several studies of the objects, and through critical thinking choose the best elements in order to create a graphic collage for a poster based on a musical event.
The process and final project should result in a poster that will display a combination of theories and exercises that were introduced in this course. Elements such as closure, gestural drawing, proportions, typography, use of color and layout should be evident in the final design.
This is our final project for Drawing for Communication. The assignment was to create a poster for a music event using musical instruments. We started the process with small sketches of instruments to compare the possibilities of how we planned to arrange our designs.
The following step was to convert our sketches onto tracing paper to better execute the arrangement we desired. This was an experiment to play around with position, combination and layers.
Once satisfied with a final design we were instructed to add colors and typography.
I used a combination of drawing, Photoshop and Illustrator for the final product. All designs were drawn and scanned then converted on Photoshop and Illustrator.
I chose to focus on a folk music festival in Australia including some of my favorite musicians. The color scheme I chose was more of a personal choice but I found it worked well for the theme of the festival as well.
This was one of my favorite projects because I was able to incorporate many techniques learned throughout my first semester.