When I first started this Poster I Knew I wanted to incorporate the name of Reggae with some instrument that has a symbolic meaning to Reggae. I also wanted to incorporate the Jamaican flag since Reggae and Rastafari culture originate from there. I chose to incorporate the peace sign into the guitar strings because it symbolizes the heavy use of the acoustic guitar in reggae music and how it helped spread the message of reggae which is peace and love.
Jamaican music is the music of Earth. It is powerful and addictive. It has a special energy and vibe so influence everyone. That’s why I had drawn reggae vinyl record like a UFO.
The idea of the poster is “Tolerance”.
Tolerance is complicated word.
Tolerance consist of many aspects: tolerance to race or tolerance to opinion or tolerance to self expression.
Through the depiction of the subject matter close to the topic, the subject matter is a guitar and a piano key.
In this poster we can see our Planet that listens to reggae music wearing headphones. This music is like a worlwide message (and the phrase in the work is about this), that’s why the main character is the whole Planet. Reggae delights the listener and sends a good mood. The Earth is smiling and looks at the neighbouring stars. These sounds make the Planet and us get into their atmosphere.
Peace and music and love
Peace with the symbol of peace
Guitar Symbol Music
And love with the spirit of femininity in its general form
Reggae is a music genre originated by Bob Marley who was grew up in a poor family.Despite all of problems,Reggae has spread to many countries around the world and became too popular between people.
Inspired by this years theme “Reggae Music: Messages from Jamaica to the World”, I have done an illustration of a heron or egret like bird , singing out the message of reggae music. The body of the bird is shaped like Jamaican map.
Through the hair elements of Jamaica, the poster seems to be unveiled, and Jamaican reggae music is performed on the world stage.