Poster: Firecracker Jazz Band

FJB_Poster_smJon Corbin of the Fire­crack­er Jazz Band asked me to design a new poster for the band. I love design­ing a poster and the Fire­crack­ers are my favorite local band, so it was a real­ly fun project. I was ini­tial­ly going to go art deco, but that’s a hard milieu to swim and make it look classy and not cheesy, so I aban­doned it pret­ty quick­ly.

Typog­ra­phy has always been my strength in design, so instead of being frus­trat­ed, I resort­ed to what I knew. The only type­face used is Rock­well, which looks great pulled, pushed enlarged, sug­gest­ed, shown, etc. I don’t think I’ve used Rock­well pre­vi­ous­ly, but it is cer­tain­ly in my palette now. Only six words are used and three images, includ­ing the piano aflame image by Jason Krekel that they use as a logo.

Prob­lem solv­ing + cre­ativ­i­ty = design.

I love doing it.

Here’s some of my inspi­ra­tion. Smash­ing Mag­a­zine: Breath­tak­ing Typo­graph­ic Posters


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