One of the members of Belleville, a self described band from Leeds, got in touch with me to design a poster for a DIY gig he was putting on.
He described the night as being a "3 band gypsy jazz/ old time country blues/ tuba cabaret honk type deal", which is not an easy description to ignore. I wanted the poster to reflect the old time style of the music of the bands performing without creating what would be a pastiche or tribute poster. It had to look modern enough to encourage people to attend, but retain a sense of style and class that's associated with times gone by.
I put a few concepts towards Ben, my client, and we agreed on the sketch below as the design to pursue.