It’s been a while since our last post. We’ve had a nice little summer break, and now we’re back to school again. This means were designing and printing more junior/senior recital posters for the Cornish Music department!
This poster for Alexander Jackson’s senior recital was the first one of the semester. He wanted to communicate birth, evolution, and the nature of his recital; an eclectic blend of jazz, chamber music, and metal. During his recital performance, he will be projecting neon colors and a portrait of Charles Darwin onto 3 trapezoid screens on-stage, so I thought I’d include an image of the man himself. I wanted to experiment with the fountain (a gradient of several inks on one screen) printing technique with this project, so I decided to split the illustration into two separate fountains; one vertical fountain of red, magenta and cyan inks, and one horizontal fountain with the same colors only in reverse order. It was really fun to experiment with, and the result was pretty fascinating.