Music Festival Poster

University of California – San Diego Extension (UCSD)


Photoshop, Illustrator
I designed this poster as my final project for my Adobe Illustrator class at UCSD. Stahschlagfest is a fictitious music festival set at Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania featuring 40 industrial bands. Because the old Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces co-star in concerts held there, I wanted to convey a strong sense of place. The main image started out as two of my own photographs which I merged in Photoshop. I used Illustrator to vectorize the result and to set the poster’s color palette. I drew the musical staffs and made symbols for the notes, setting their colors to look like smoke coming from the stacks.
Hand sketch used as the underlay for creating the Stahlschlagfest poster