When approaching my Grimes gig poster, I knew I wanted something that emphasized the layered quality of her music, and still kept a positive, cheerful look. After doing the tall, condensed lettering for the name - I created layered unnatural flower illustrations with an abstract pattern behind. The type is cut apart a bit underneath some of the flowers, and left to shine through with some. Using transparencies with my screen printing ink, I was able to get some interesting effects where things overlap.
Disclaimer: This is not an actual Grimes gig poster, it was a student project.