Rhythmic design based on reggae music With symbols of the flag and the people of Jamaica
“No Woman, No Cry” is a song by Bob Marley and the Wailers, and is one of the most famous reggae songs ever written. The meaning is “Women! Do not cry !”. Talks about growing up in the slum or ghetto and watching the struggles that a woman goes through and assuring her that everything is going to be alright. At its simplest level, the song is sung by a man trying to calm his wife, the song gives hope and assurance to women amidst the harsh realities of life.
In this poster, “No Woman, No Cry” has been repeated line by line and has been tried to represent different textures to show the movement and mood of different people.
Putting the letter “O” three times together in red, yellow and green is a symbol of traffic lights or rules. Repeating it in two places on the poster emphasizes it.
Here it tells women that you can have three choices .Red: You can stay in the dark. Yellow: Help yourself. Green: Overcoming Problems. The choice is yours. Stay or pass.
And by repeating the words in the poster, he says calm down, don’t cry, and this repetition is for everyone to have hope for the future. The poster has an appealing bitter-sweet feeling. The repetition of words illustrates the bitter conditions of society. On the other hand, enjoyable forms convey good sense and hope. Hope is felt in happy forms. Hope is different in different people. And in the end, this clarity and ambiguity of the words express the intensity of hope.
Jamaican culture meditates through marijuana accompanied by dance and music. Reggae music roots are formed by the spirit of freedom, peace to the religious side of the legacy of the figure of Jah Rastafari which is tucked into a message in lyrics about humanistic & universal.
International reggae music posters are used to spread and promote reggae music, a Jamaican pop music evolved from ska and rock steady music, which has become the mainstream of rock music in the world. In the poster, I used “n” and “d” as the first letters of “nuclear” and “disarmament”. The symbol of peace links all kinds of people’s worship of reggae music in the way of relay. It has a general name of unity and peace and music.
The heart of Reggae is to Love the life, Resist the ennui, Free from oppression, and to Act. And I believe that is the exact message that the world needs now. People are caging themselves in virtual worlds of internet and SNS and “smart” things, while forgetting what really is real, what their lives can actually do, and as a lover of Reggae music and as an artist, I just cannot stand that. I shout with the poster I made : “Reggae for Life”, expressing my love of the music and the culture(Reggae ‘for life’), and shouting out that Reggae will save our lives(Reggae for ‘Life’).
The music icons are used as weight that make us strong enough to act for getting peace.
My design is inspired by a reggae song : AFRICA WE LOVE by Nasio Fontaine.
I used the shape of the African continent as a base and my idea was to use the African WAX, which I always find very interesting graphically and this is an African symbol used in each country of this wonderful continent. . My goal was to create a fresco of African colors with a wax representing the shape of each country. The typography of this magnificent message “africa we love”
is also in wax and is like an extension of the continent. There is also a dedication to this great artist of reggae music : we find the face of Nasio Fontaine in central africa, and a special wax with triple heart in Ethiopia to symbolize the cradle of humanity and the love i have for this country that i had the chance to visit in 2009.
Reggae is always connected to Africa, and reggae fans have much respect and love for this continent, so I use this design to express ONE LOVE and JAH BLESS AFRICA !!!
Reggae is a music genre unique to Jamaica. Also known as Jamaican rock, this species has its origins in calypso, ska / rocksteady, rock’n roll, and even rythm and blues. She was born in Jamaica in the 1960s, inspired by ska and rocksteady music. Especially the roots reggae type is intertwined with rastafarianism and it is based on a philosophy … It contains themes such as belief, love, peace, poverty, inequality and displays an opposite stance. Reggae, which has gained popularity in the world since the 1970s, has gained worldwide fame thanks to the legendary artist Bob Marley. I tried to explain all this in my poster work …
Academic professor, graphic designer. In the area of graphic design he focuses on sign, book and poster. Cooperates with writers, poets, visual arts artists, academics and various institutions. Designed, among others, the following books by foreign writers translated into Polish: Basque authors Harkaitza Cano and Rikarda Arregi (as part of European Capital of Culture 2016). Author of book covers and complex typographic solutions for many Polish novelists and poets. His catalogs, posters and prints accompanied the round anniversaries of the Kalambur theatre, City Gallery in Wroclaw, International Chopin Piano Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj, Academy of Fine Art in Wroclaw. Lives in Wroclaw.
visualization of the expression positive vibration