Before I could start making my tour poster, I began by researching the conventions of folk tour posters, album covers and conventional folk fonts. Below is a moodboard of these folk examples that I found.
When starting to make my own tour poster I want to include these conventional colours, fonts and image styles whilst also making my poster unique. This is important so my audience is still interested and not disappointed.
Typically the colour palette includes pastel colours, oranges, blues and greens, that create an organic feel, typical to the folk genre. The artist isn’t often looking directly at the camera, they are usually looking off into the distance or we can’t see their face.
Below is my final tour poster for my folk artist:
For this task I used Photoshop and Indesign to construct my final tour poster. I chose to use a corn field background as it has an organic feel which is a key convention of the folk genre. I includes pastel colours which also conventional. From my research I discovered it isn’t common for the folk artist to look directly to the audience. However I wanted to make my poster slightly unique to the genre so the audience aren’t disappointed and disinterested.
- Keep experimenting with typefaces and the stroke of the text.
- Improve my cutting out in photoshop, cleaning up lines.
- Make sure the layout ensures that all the text is legible.