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.
We’re Jammin is a poster that was inspired by the works of Keith Haring and other line artists.
While I was creating this poster, i felt really inspired by the little prince story from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry book. I wanted to tell, that reggae world is like a different planet, is something that is always near us and its always somewhere close, doesn’t matter where you are, in which part of our planet. Reggae music is something unique, something like from a different universe, but in the same time feels so natural, like the beat of our hearts. It’s teaching us how to be better persons, like the little prince does.
A type-based atmospheric Dancing Poster is another way I’m exploring the Reggae phenomenon. This Poster isn’t afraid to get dirty, minimal and explore a literal twist from the center outwards. The challenge was to capture a very particular vibe and aesthetic with no other visuals but letters and textures. The backdrop is the beginning of 80s – me sitting in a sunny living room in my birth town Riga, being 3 years old, playing with the swedish cubes, retro music on the background. I’m happy! I love this design, brings me back to that moment.
This is a typographic poster design. In the poster it simply gives the message `Reggae Music Will Make you happy’ in a creative design. So, the message is that Reggae music is a therapy that can change a person’s mood into happy. The ultimate message from the poster to the world is, whatever mood you’re on, whatever situation you’re in, listening to reggae will makes you happy. With happiness there is peace.
Colors used are the colors of reggae culture.
Let’s feel reggae,feel happy and love.
This is how Reggue resonates inside my eardrums
The composition is radial, showing the center guitar. Refering to the classic scene in the animation work, the birth of Lion King Simba, the baboon holding up the guitar, representing the king of music.
Music can create hope and unity among the people of the world that makes peace. Especially the exciting reggae music that rises from the kind hearts of Jamaican people.
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 !!!