This is my entry to the Bestival Poster competition 2012. The idea was to create an A2 poster to advertise one of the headlining bands at the festival; I chose 'The XX'. The winning posters are to be screenprinted using a maximum of 3 colours so that added an extra challenge.
Whenever I listen to ‘The XX’ their music always makes me feel calm, and
this calmness conjures up images of water in my mind. I took this idea and
thought and decided to illustrate a giant X (the one they use for their logo)
emerging out of the sea ready to descend onto the island and to play their
unique brand of calming music over the masses. I enjoyed the challenge of
creating this using just the 3 colours (plus the white of the paper) for screen
I think that this is right for the competition; because of the bright
colours and unique style it will attract attention and advertise the band and
the festival well.