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.
Enjoy reggae and look around, you are the coolest guy.
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’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.
A musician is spreading reggae music across the world in his Rasta spaceship.
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.
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.
Rasta guru meditating – happy/jolly.
A flower of the passionflower genus dresses the colors of Jamaica, the colors of reggae. The vibrant flower attracts colorful bees that seduced by music and rhythm come to polymerize the flower, to bring their music to the world, the music of passion: the reggae.