I've made three imaginary posters for the club N9, for three bands I would really like to see again. The posters are a series and has to be a kind of format for N9, they need to be easy recognizable and linked to the club. Because they need to be easy recognizable, I worked with three colours but also because they should be able to be screen printed. The Offspring poster has actually been screen printed in a limited quantity.
For the poster of The Offspring I've worked with their origins, they're a pop punk band from Huntington Beach in California. For me California is, sunny weather, beaches and what is more pleasant than an ice-cream with that beautiful weather. Therefore I used the ice-cream but I found it important that it was interesting enough to stand still and look at it for a while. So I chose to create the markings of the ice-cream cone by tire tracks from an ice-cream truck.
Mumford and Sons
If I hear Mumford and Sons play, I think of hill billy's with their washboards and their liquors because of their use of the banjo. It's a bit pity that in their latest album they abandon that but for most of the people they will always be remembered of those who made the banjo cool again. To recreate that hill billy feeling I chose to work with a liquor bottle with the alligator as a direct reference to the hill billy lifestyle and their swamp houses.
The Wombats is a British band with very catchy and dance floor filling songs. Their song "Moving to New York" could be seen as their international breakthrough and therefore I chose the hotdog. I think hotdogs are typical for New York and the little British fellah's give it the playful feel that I have when I listen to their music. After seeing the series it's kind of a menu, a main dish, drinks and a dessert, a music menu.