Concert Poster


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Create a poster for a concert or music festival (for a particular performer, group, or series of performers).

Part 1: Graphic

Create a graphic (WITHOUT words) that visually conveys a feeling of the style of music that will be played: country, pop, punk, hardcore, hip hop, jazz, blues, folk, soft rock, classical, etc.

  1. Select a real performer(s). Consider how the music makes you feel.

  2. Thinking abstractly, express the mood of the music style (The art may be abstract, but it MUST be expressive.).

  3. For this part of the assignment, you may start by working in any material you wish, including color pencil, paint, digital, etc.

  4. When ready to scan, scan at 300 ppi.

  5. This is to be done without photographs. Do not take any images from the internet.

Part 2: Expressive Typography

Incorporate expressive text and type treatment to convey a mood/feeling for the music/performance. Arrange the type elements into the artwork from Part 1.

  1. Create a name for your music festival

  2. Include the name of the festival, where it will be held, the city, the time, and other details.

  3. Include the name(s) of the performer(s).

  4. Your choices for the typefaces and arrangement should enhance the feeling of the style of music.

  5. In arranging the typographic elements, consider the principles of good graphic design, such as contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity.

Research – Find 10 examples of Concert Posters on the internet and post with a paragraph description



  1. If working in Photoshop, the image should be at least tabloid-size at 300 ppi.

  2. If working in Illustrator, the image should be at least letter-size (8.5 x 11”).

Grading Criteria

  1. Design

  2. Expressiveness

  3. Technical Quality — Craftsmanship

  4. Ambition/Originality/Creativity

  5. Posted with description

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