Reggae to the world | Finland

Lion with suitcase ready to spread Reggae music to the world. I decided to make simple poster with lion character, because regular lion character with red-yellow-green color palette has been used multiple times in contest. I got inspiration for this poster from japanese poster designs and children’s picture books. I wanted to achieve childlike and warm feeling. Poster has been made as paper cut art and modified with computer.

STING | United States

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.

Always loved | China

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.

Reggae music | China

The characters wear costumes from reggae music and express themselves in their own way. The background USES reggae red, yellow and green to make the whole picture full of reggae music. The fonts were designed to show people, fat and thin, high and low, listening to the rhythm of reggae.