Arouse the truth, kindness and beauty in the innermost heart, disseminate positive energy!
The dove of peace builds a bird’s nest on the crown with musical symbols, which means that reggae music advocates peace, and peace is above all. Reggae music’s contribution to the world’s discourse on injustice, resistance, love and humanity shows that it also contains intelligence, society -Political, sensory and spiritual power. The basic social function of this music-as a tool of social criticism, a way of venting, a means of praising God-has never changed, and at the same time this music continues to speak for all people. ”
The core spirit of Reggae is happiness and freedom, get rid of all man-made suffering, and create a whole new world.
Peace comes first!
Jamaican music always sings to love as a main concept, always trying to fill the world and our senses as a great sea of waves of hope and brotherhood.
picture of lock which combined with gramaphone to show under each situation reggae send its message (peace) to the world
Music knows no boundaries and it is a bridge that connects people around the world.
I tried to express the positive messages of the great Reggae Music from Jamaica to the World by working in “the current topic”,
with my wish that it should be spread more and more all over the world.
The poster takes Bob Marley as the prototype, and creates a warrior image holding hammered string instrument and gramophone record. In my opinion, Bob Marley is not only the father of reggae music, but also a civilian music fighter with the spirit of independence and freedom.
Reggae music means excitement, joy and energy. This poster is a world of colors combined with yellow, red and green. Yellow is more for the world to hope for peace and beauty. And that lion that symbolizes reggae music that is lovely.
“The Emblem of Jamaican Music” was inspired by the idea to make a revolution, but without repeating any kinds of those darkest histories including wars, colonializations, or invasions, not like we used to in 18-19th century but with music, which saved our lands and our lives. Imitating an ancient emblem which has been used in aristocracies as a design reflects this simple and ironical wish.The symmetrical illustration under the crown on the emblem is the metaphor of the darkness and the lightness, “yin and yang” of the Chinese philosophy. On the left side, there are “yin” elements such as a slave, the broken heart of Jamaican people and the sound of battles. The right side describes “yang” elements which are the instruments, a herb and a joint as well as the sound of joy. The two sides are both reality and there’s no good or bad.
“The creation of reggae” is a reinterpretation of the famous Michelangelo’s masterpiece “The creation of Adam”. Here, God’s character represents Jamaica giving Adam, in the role of the rest of the world or Europe to be more specific, Reggae music and its messages soon after He created it. Reggae is embodied by a 45″ record, an iconic piece of the reggae culture.
The two elements are also represent two different continents and cultures meeting and joining under the same flag, the reggae music flag.
The artistic choice in Pop style is made on purpose, to underline and stress the mix of traditions, knowledge, ideas, conventions and religious aspects that belong to the leading trends of a big community able to make different socio-cultural models meet.