Since I’m pretty sure most of the people who read this blog are under 60 and live in the Philadelphia area, I’m going to assume you’ve heard of TheRoots. As one of the most influential bands to the funk, neo-soul and hip-hop zeitgeist of the last 10+ years, (I didn’t know it had been that long), The Roots have toured the globe. They regularly preform at sold-out shows, festivals, and events for thousands of people, but having only ever seen them once (at The Roots Picnic 2008 which was like a chilled out block party with a mosh pit instead of a Moon Bounce), it didn’t occur to me to look at them for design inspiration purposes. It should have; the Roots are Philadelphia born and bred and that means one thing: Style.
It took me kind of a while to figure out what was going on in this poster, but its a sick idea, and I think that Roots fans would paper their walls in these so visual complexity is a good thing here
typography <3 I also like the very subtle map pattern. Doe Eyed is a great studio, more on them later.
I really like the technique they used to highlight the flames. I need an excuse to try it out
There are basically never enough cartoon representations of bands on their posters for me.
The only thing that makes me feel better about missing this tour are the many distinct shades of yellow in this poster
I usually don’t like seeing photographs in posters but the way they used filters to stylize them makes it work really well.