4th of 4 portrait posters I’ve created for this contest so far. Because the theme is being the ‘Messages from Jamaica” I’ve decided to craft a series of posters briefly based on a mail-stamp format. I wouldn’t hide the fact I worked extra hard on crafting a portrait using a sophisticated color-scheme and all my expertise in a portrait field to achieve nothing but epic and delicious poster to all the emotional taste buds. Recently my graphic art was picked as a BEST OF BOB MARLEY tracks album cover working for a Tuff Gong record company he established which now belongs to Ziggy Marley. I’ve gone through tons of BMs photography. The one black & white photograph I worked from as a base for this design stood out to me because of an emotion he conveys and a smoky eyes which was a challenge to re-create in color. The dots in a top right corner translates as REGGAE in Braille.
Competition logo’s lion is at the center, aiding the message of love reach all corners of the world from Jamaica. There is an abundance of love, understanding, joy and music.
Reggae’s the most known message to the world. Peace. In the rasta colours and in tropical vibes and shapes. As message of Reggae music is reminding on social and political issues, so does the poster have “issues” – skrcatches. It is not perfect, just as our world. All the background is in rasta colours, symbolising the Reggae music. The symbol peace is in red colour as an irony to it’s meaning in rasta colours – blood. It is a provocative reminder that most of the times peace was achieved through a lot of blood, war and darker times of our society. This is why we must appreciate peace and spread this message to the world, just as music does.
Enjoy reggae and look around, you are the coolest guy.
The birds flew out of the guitar, and the birds flew into the sky as musical symbols. The works not only express the yearning for freedom but also express the liberation of the soul by reggae music.
In Smooth Moves poster I wanted to capture the lighthearted and happy feeling of just feeling
the rhythm of the music and moving or dancing to the beat. I also wanted to show how music
can emanate good vibes, in this case reggae music so I chose the colors usually associated
with it to be the good vibes coming from the headphones.
REGGAE IS A MUSIC OF PEACE AND HARMONY
The design is inspired by Bob Marley’s phrase “One love, one heart, one destiny. I really feel that the music reggae directs humanity with universal love and with a common beat, towards a better world.
Reggae is, perhaps, the music that best interprets life, with all its contradictions and feelings: injustices and magnitudes, peace and anger, emotions and desires. This music, connecting body and mind, conveys profound messages using a unique rhythmic energy. This is the reason why its success has reached remote places and has influenced many musical genres across the globe. I have tried to represent this phenomenon through a vinyl (reggae music) that paints the world with a new energy and that, thanks to its messages, can inspire a deeper global awareness about important issues such as iniquity, love, endurance and human spirit.
I get inspired by two of my favourite artists and their powerful message. This message, for me, is one of the most important of Rastafari culture and Reggae music. Will never be forgotten.