Typography and Communication

I was asked to design a music poster for a music performer from a brief. The task was to listen to the music and express my interpretations in experimental typographic form. In order to create a visual representation of Steve Reich music style, I had to ‘feel’ the music, identify rhythm, systems and texture, form an opinion and express my research in a visual structured and experimental way. The design is restricted to be purely typographic.

I have started a poster design (beige) based on one of his songs. It gives a bright mood and have a repetitive rhythm with multi-layers of guitar playing. 

To further develop the poster design, I have listened to more of his songs. I have decided to use black and white to create a contrast representation. Also using colour tones to portray a repetitive/layers feeling.

Music poster for the artist 'Steve Reich'.

Poster design second idea.