Gig Poster

Ratatat Poster

It's always a good time participating in the TBD Fest Poster Series. I'm always glad to be a part of a group that represents so much Sacramento design talent. This year I got to do a poster for Ratatat. I've been doing a ton of digital work lately so I stepped away from the computer for this one. I don't want to get too much into the boring details, but some of my process is below, plus the finished poster. Click the Soundcloud link to hear the song that inspired the concept. If you're interested in reading more, there is an interview page featuring yours truly here.

Empire of the Sun

Finished gig poster for Empire of the Sun at TBD Fest in Sacramento this October. Description of concept from TBD page below. 

"The concept behind this poster came out of researching ancient cultures that worshipped the Sun. During this process, I was really inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics. I wanted to combine the aesthetic that is unique to Empire of the Sun’s work (lively rhythm and melodies, indie culture, exotic textures, and eclectic costumes) with ancient Egyptian art and culture. The result is an interesting pop-like modernization of forms and line-work that have existed for centuries. The poster is one that you can get “lost in” while trying to observe and decipher."

"The concept behind this poster came out of researching ancient cultures that worshipped the Sun. During this process, I was really inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics. I wanted to combine the aesthetic that is unique to Empire of the Sun’s work (lively rhythm and melodies, indie culture, exotic textures, and eclectic costumes) with ancient Egyptian art and culture. The result is an interesting pop-like modernization of forms and line-work that have existed for centuries. The poster is one that you can get “lost in” while trying to observe and decipher."