PROCESS NOTES: In short, I love this band. So I was extra stoked on this particular poster project. I picked up the new album "We the Common" on vinyl and started learning more about the meaning behind the record. The "Shorts" were, of course, very helpful. What them all HERE
A side note on albums: damn right I still buy vinyl. Digital download only, ha!
The story behind "We the Common" is quite compelling and the lyrics themselves are easy to latch on to. For the story, Thao settling down in San Francisco, participating in her community, advocating for those incarcerated in the state prison system. Being motivated toward citizenship, as a community member and writing songs to capture the resiliency of people. To collect the energy of those around her and give it back to them.
Those themes and phrases in the songs led to my primitive sketches and doodles. And words, always lots of words. Pulling those out and holding them up usually drives the early parts of the design process.