Ann Arbor is a relatively young town, has been a hub of activity and creativity but since it’s founding. Color, with the help of smart typographical choices, help to translate a certain aesthetic in this poster. The paper reminds me of a cup of black coffee and the yellow, orange, and white pop right off the page. Nice gradation on the white ink too for the microphone image.
This is a promotional piece for The Ark’s annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, two nights of great music in Hill Auditorium, Michigan’s most historic concert hall. The concept is based on the experience one will have watching the musicians perform in this space. Pre-festival, the poster had to present a large amount of information, grab attention, and drive ticket sales. During the festival, the poster was sold so we wanted to create a piece that was unique and substantial.
In the silkscreen process, there were some transparency issues with the ink on the dark brown paper. The palette had to shift slightly to achieve the opaqueness desired.
FPO (For Print Only), is a division of UnderConsideration, celebrating the reality that print is not dead by showcasing the most compelling printed projects.
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blogs we publish
Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.
Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.
Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.
events we organize
Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.
Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.
Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.