SlideShare utilise les cookies pour améliorer les fonctionnalités et les performances, et également pour vous montrer des publicités pertinentes. Si vous continuez à naviguer sur ce site, vous acceptez l’utilisation de cookies. Consultez nos Conditions d’utilisation et notre Politique de confidentialité.
SlideShare utilise les cookies pour améliorer les fonctionnalités et les performances, et également pour vous montrer des publicités pertinentes. Si vous continuez à naviguer sur ce site, vous acceptez l’utilisation de cookies. Consultez notre Politique de confidentialité et nos Conditions d’utilisation pour en savoir plus.
HISTORY OF GIG POSTERS
•Focus on type
the bird machine bio
the bird machine, inc., is a screen print
poster workshop, owned and run by Jay
Ryan, which is located very close to
Jay graduated from painting from the
University of Illinois
Jay learned to screenprint beginning in
1995, working under steve walters at
screwball press. jay printed posters for
his own band (dianogah), his friends'
bands, and the clubs they played at.
slowly, work from other clubs and other
bands came in.
in 1999, Jay
started the bird
machine print shop
in the basement of
building, and soon
hired Mat Daly to
help with the
in 2002, the bird machine moved to
proper commercial space in
neighborhood, during which time the
national poster community really
as reflected by jay's constant travel,
showing posters and talking to
students around the country. during
this time, the crew of people working
around the shop included diana
sudyka, nick butcher, dan grzeca,
kevin duneman, nadine nakanishi, sue
demel, alana bailey, jack ryan, and, of
course, mat daly.
in 2007, the bird machine moved a
final time, to a small building in
Skokie, a near-north suburb
bordering Chicago, where the print
shop runs now.
When making a poster for a band do you listen to the music and try and create
something that matches the sound?
"i try to react to the music in some way - either depicting what i think a song is about (either literally or
figuratively), or i take some element of a record cover and make something else with it. sometimes the
link between the poster and the band is not obvious. there are times when making a poster is basically
the act of being a big fan of the band - it's a way to take part in the show on a personal level, as a fan."
Use an interesting mix of media in your design:
Scan old ones
Take your own
No borrowed images
• Painting-watercolor, acrylic etc.
• Pen & Ink illustration
• Fabric & Thread
• Textured papers
• Illustration created in Illustrator
• Magazine clippings
• Download patterns, textures, brushes, &
FOCUS ON: TYPOGRAPHY
Must download new fonts
Must follow a text tutorial of your choice
Create a short ppt: (for tomorrow) 5 slides of possible band
ideas. Each slide should show a separate band you might choose to design
for and all the old CD covers or gig posters previously designed for that
band. For each band idea—name their music genre & list a few ideas of
imagery & imagery you would use
Brainstorm: make a list of ideas for your band poster, words that describe the
vibe/look/feel of this band, (what is it’s essence?) inspirations, colors, resources etc.
List of 5 things (min) on each slide
Will present this tomorrow
Research/ppt presentation (due at crit):
write a short summary on basic vibe & genre of music this would be
classified as (1 paragraph)
Briefly explain your history/discovery of this band & why it interests you
add pictures of CD covers and any previously designed posters for this
Include your brainstorming/inspiration list on one slide
Thumbnails (10image & 10 type)- s20pts
Roughs (5)- 30pts
Final- create on photoshop & illustrator
Buoyed by the springy, Motown-ish single --songwriter/pianist --- clear,
expressive (and hardly little) voice that glides effortlessly from alto
to soprano, ----Bareilles conveys vulnerability and wisdom in lyrics
that speak honestly about relationships from a woman's point of
view.--- Her piano-playing and songwriting veer from Billy Joel
bounce to Fiona Apple angst, but it's all held together by a
commanding sense of melody, and a lovely, pristine production.
Lively yet heartfelt
Gravity song imagery