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W3: LT: Designing a Gig Poster

The lesson task:

1. Design a poster for a band’s gig. The band is called: “The Keystrokes.” You can decide the name of the band’s tour and remember to include a date, a time and a venue. You can use a visuals and/or typography to design the poster and remember to make the type work with the rest of the design. Show us your type skills in this one. Use an A3 format at 297 x 420mm.

2. Expand your design to include a pamphlet that outlines dates and further details of the tour i.e. merchandise available: T-shirts, caps and CDs or a promotion – Free drink on arrival. Remember this design must be consistent with your poster design. The pamphlet can be any size or format. Have a look online for inspiration.

Before beginning this lesson task, I wanted to research what keystroke means. I didn’t really know what a keystroke was until I Googled it. I found out that it has to do with typing on a keyboard, but it can also relate to a piano and its keys. Since the word “Keystrokes” had “stroke” in it, I thought of paint strokes or calligraphic strokes and wanted to include it in my design.

I made som sketches before starting designing in Illustrator.

The Gig Poster

The pamphlet