No matter the genre, music takes a big role in bonding people all over the world together, music can express emotions and meaning that can be shared and make other understand the message that the artist is trying to convey easier, able to spread the message worldwide. That is what my illustration is about, Reggae music and its message are being shared to the world, creating a difference and, spreading love globally from people to people sharing music to their friends/ family/ public.
I wanna show the strength, kingship and pride of being African by representing a Lion with a music boom box and a headset represent their love on music and style with a touch of a sunglasses representing the calming and cool vibes of their music. I got the title from showing the lion’s head which is shape of a heart while the boombox and the headset shows the beat of the heart like a stethoscope where you hear the heart beat of a person.
“Reggae is Love” is a poster inspired by the style of reggae and the sensation that it transmits when listening to the melody so sweet and harmonious.
Reggae is a tradition and growing up like a vast tree.
Cosmic Hand that touches a record to express the voice of Jah through reggae
Peace theme was kept in the background while this poster was designed. With the peace sign and figures used in the center, peace and music were emphasized.
Tribute to Errol Flabba Holt
I used modular design approach to focus on the global issues that are expressed in Reggae. The design is divided into parts which showcase Reggae music and Jamaican culture along with elements that address problems ranging from poverty and health to climate change by referring to sustainable development goals (SDG). Together, all these parts create holistic pattern which stands for the role of music as a mobilizing force in the international attitude towards solving humankind problems and making sustainable development earn the world’s attention. This pattern also portrays a flag which stripes are going up to the right corner symbolizing growth. I also decided to merge Reggae-related elements with contemporary design to represent this genre as one which has vibrant history and is up to date at the same time. You can decipher parts of the poster into elements like vinyl records, palms, Jamaican flag and a boom box. A slightly different tints of traditional red, green and yellow colors were chosen to add freshness. I wanted to express how the fusion of visual art with the deep sense of Reggae music and the vibe of Jamaican culture can make this world better by informing people about the SDGs.
Double Happiness(囍) is a traditional Chinese festive pattern that expresses the joy of union. It’s like reggae spreading happily in China.
Love will always be king and reggae music was built upon love and bringing people together.