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My entry for the Bestival Poster Design competition 2012
Bestival Poster competition 2012 - The XX
Competition work just after completing my 3rd Year of University
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 print.

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.