Silent Movies

I was tasked with creating a concert poster and invitation for Marc Ribot's album “Silent Movies". The primary theme of the album is solitude. I kept this in mind throughout the entire process. I wanted the viewer to be able to understand what kind of music they will hear if they attend this concert. I used two blob shapes overtop each other and a single dot as the main visual elements of the poster. An early rendition of Cirka was used as the main type.

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Texture Explorations

These textures were created during the first listen of the album.

 
 
 

Potential Type Directions

Selected visual elements were paired with potential typographic directions.

 
 
 

Colour Explorations

 
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Selected Visual Elements

The chosen direction would be a combination of these three blobs. They were created using rough paper and permanent marker, then manipulated digitally.

 
 
 

Composition Explorations

Multiple typefaces and layout variations were explored.

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Colour Variations

I knew I wanted to use muted colours. Anything more vibrant would have felt much too loud for the album's general mood.

 
 
 

Final Poster

Poster Grid

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Invitation Design

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