Sunshine, sunshine reggae
Don’t worry, don’t hurry,
Take it easy!
Sunshine, sunshine reggae
A type-based atmospheric poster is another way I’m exploring the Reggae phenomenon. This Poster isn’t afraid to get dirty and minimal. 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! Love this design, brings me back to that moment.
When I’m listening to reggae music all I can imagine is the shores of Caribbean and an ice-cold Red Stripe. Stress is gone in that kind of moments and I think that reggae is a great way to relieve some pressure in this hectic world. So in this poster design a vinyl record is bending the bars of Babylon and apparently getting free.
Brass instruments are an integral part of reggae. I drew the brazen tubes of the French horn with the flowing, organic feel of reggae music in mind. I also enjoyed the idea of reggae being a small yet bright glimpse of positivity in an otherwise rather dull world, which became the central idea behind my design.
Rhythm of the Reggae consists lively abstract design and typography with a message “Reggae from Jamaica to the world with love”. Elements twine together with warm and vivid color scheme. Poster is made by using Adobe Illustrator.
Reggae was a whole new music genre for me and with my poster I wanted to describe and reflect what I hear in reggae and what learned about it through my design process. I wanted to transfer the rhythm, the movement and the warm feeling to the viewer through colors, design and typography.
2nd 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. This year my beloved 66-year-old British songwriter STING returned to his reggae roots by making a reggae album with Shaggy. He’s the magic behind a 70s rock-reggae band The Police. “Message in a Bottle’ being a perfect example of the reggae influence which he wrote while spending time in Jamaica nearly 30 years ago. I wouldn’t pretend I didn’t do my best on this portrait in hopes of getting a poster that’s nothing but epic and delicious to all the emotional taste buds.
The Reggae singers of the 1970s were red, green and gold. Now he is a shining gold chain. The power to release emotions is irreplaceable. His music inspires the fans. Every rhythm and melody of his music makes me feel the release and shout out the pressure of life. So the combination of retro and modern is the direct expression of my design.
My poster design features a music disk which centre is the island of Jamaica. It reprecents the music and the message spreading all over the world. The colors reprecent the reggae music and Jamaican culture. The poster was created in Adobe Illustrator and it was created for our illustration course.