Driftwood Gypsy is a popular jam band based here in Lexington, Kentucky. I played in an alternative indie rock band at the time named Analog Apostles. We shared the stage at this event with them and my friends from Owensboro band Why They Came at local pub Al’s Bar. I had never used an Ancient Japan theme before. Therefore, I thought it would be fun to incorporate one in the concert poster graphic design.
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Posted on May 28, 2014 by Derek Price
Year of October
Year of October is a blues rock band based in Nashville, TN. I designed this 11×17″ concert poster art for a show with my band at the time Analog Apostles. The gig took place at the now defunct Natasha’s Bistro and Bar here in Lexington, KY. I had a lot of fun incorporating both of my loves, graphic design and music, into this composition.
Concert poster art design storyI themed the poster around a vintage Fender silverface tube guitar amp, which is similar to the ’78 Fender Twin Reverb I once owned. First of all, I replaced the Fender logo over the speaker grill cloth with AA’s “A” insignia. I added a shiny chrome effect and embossed it to mimic the original element. I also Photoshopped out the blue amp model name, and then replaced it with the words “Rockin’ Show” in a similar font. Guitar gearheads appreciated the attention to detail I added to this concert poster art. As for the text, I used a sans serif font in turquoise for the band names, while choosing a fat script colored orange for the other information. The band name titles are colored similar to the amp name, and also use the same font. I “underlined” both bands’ names with sets of unrolled guitar cables. The orange script almost has a neon signage feel. Finally, I overlaid a set of vacuum tubes on top of the amp schematic drawing in the background. I changed their colors to black and white to make the colors in the forefront pop. Because of this, these images come together to make the perfect background arrangement. I almost hid them in effect, but if you take the time to examine them, they really add to the whole package.
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Posted on October 1, 2013 by Derek Price
This 11×17″ tour poster design commemorates the release of alternative rock band Analog Apostles‘ debut independent EP. At the time, I was playing lead guitar in this Kentucky based band. The Apostles were truly a DIY act since day one. We self produced and released both of our EPs in 2013 and 2014. Since I joined the band, I took over the band’s graphic design. I revamped the band’s website, as well as designing merchandise, web graphics, and flyers such as this one.
Tour poster design storyWe used this tour poster to promote our touring gigs, mailing it to promoters and other artists outside of Lexington. It helped to have one uniform design that we could use for gigs that we were either headlining or were the only act performing. It saved a lot of time and work for me not to have to design a unique poster for each event. The design returns to the nautical theme I had used for our debut CD “The Other Side of the Sea”. I had always wanted to use the “big heads and people on the horizon” trope popular in movie posters. Since I had total creative freedom with this one, I jumped at the chance to use our posed band photo floating in the sky. Our CD cover and information on where people could hear the record were superimposed over the shimmering ocean scene. Finally, I left some white space at the bottom of the poster art. This was so clubs we were playing at could write the details about each performance, such as the date and other artists performing on the bill. The final result of this art is a rock n’ roll band on an epic high seas adventure.
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Posted on September 10, 2013 by Derek Price
I designed this CD art for Lexington, KY alternative rock band Analog Apostles‘ debut EP “The Other Side of the Sea”. Since I played lead guitar in the band at the time, it was a no brainer for me to do the artwork. I was also very involved in the music production side. Ben, the main songwriter and rhythm guitarist, thought of the title long before we recorded the first note. The title and many of the songs made references to water, so we decided together on a nautical theme.