Saturday, August 15, 2009

Brian Eno & David Byrne poster

One of the assignments in my illustration class is to make a poster. It could really be about anything, but I chose to do a concert poster for Brian Eno & David Byrne. If you don't know who these guys are click here. It isn't quite done (probably about 85%), but I thought that I would put a little preview.

I used a special technique for this poster, as we were only allowed 3 colors (with black counting as a color). My 3: orange, blue, and black. In order to get more colors, I decided to use a dot matrix overlay technique (I doubt I am the first to do this but I did come up with it independently). Basically I used squares composed of different densities of dots to get multiple values out of each color. When I overlay and print the different colors on top of each other,new colors (like the brown in the bear which is the blue and orange) are created. I tiled the squares over my image and got rid of the excess dots until I had achieved the desired shape. Pretty cool stuff.

This process also gives a modern shout-out to old letterpress printing styles and screen printing. I like old school.

Check out my bear:


  1. I seem to have a thing for bears, they are all over my sketchbook!