I have researched and looked for inspiration of the genre ‘Indie’, I feel like I need a fresh reminder of what Indie is all about, this mood board has helped me explore further into the genre. This will help design my own magazine cover, related to the Indie genre.
After finding all of this, I see all different techniques used, from the colour palette to the fonts and information. For the most part, Indie gives off a sense of old fashioned, vibrant, and simplistic.
The colours used were for the most part using very little, I think it just depends on the artists view on their brand. For example, Oasis have a colour scheme based on two colours ( red and black ) which represents their band identity nicely. A further example would be Kings of Leon, there posters have 3-4 colours within, which compliment their brand identity because of the colours used.
Within the ideal situation, all the fonts would be the same, but due to everyone being different, not all things are going to be similar, as their posters should represent the artists personality. With a brief scan over, there is conventional boldness, as this helps attract and draw you in to look at it.
My own product I will be designing ( Magazine cover ) will need to be the same, but different, we cannot just take away the whole idea of Indie when that’s what the audience believe its about, but they’ll get the wrong impression if the wrong features are used. I will need to look further into AIDA ( attention ; interest ; desire ; and action ) and keep that in mind when making my magazine.
I have created a poster to suggest the musician will belong to a particular genre, Indie. This is to advertise and promote the forthcoming tour.
I believe that I have reached expectations for this poster design. I have applied different aspects of InDesign and Photoshop to create this. I have learned different techniques within both and have put them to the test, I will need to include these techniques into my next project.