This is by far one of the coolest things I’ve found on French’s Paper blog.
This guy out a North Carolina works under the name Reedicus, and here is his poster for the Avett Brothers recent stop at the Azalea Festival in April. Not only is the cool choice a perfect compliment to the bright buds of the azaleas. The slightly rough, folk-like illustration gives a viewer a ballpark guess of this new band’s sound which combines bluegrass, folk, country, and blues. The instruments depicted are also good clues and add interest without making the poster seem too literal. The typeface resembles Rodeo which has been cropping up all over on music festival posters, but its a different face and gives it a little different look. He’s even included the little ‘comma’ detail from the the band’s CD cover. I do wish I knew why he selected this playing card idea by turning the band’s Avett A into an Ace. It’s rather slick.
I’m articularly pleased that Reedicus posted photos of his process work. You’ll come to see this what makes me tick-all the behind the scenes stuff.