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Beirut- McCarren Park Summer

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02.20

Update on the concept:

I decided to move forward with the last idea I had-

5. Suitcase full of souvenirs

Just as the title descibes. I thought this might reflect on that kind of travelling swathe the music holds. Might be too literal with the idea of travel but the objects in the suitcase would all be nods to the location love the music emotes.

As to location nodes, those would come in the form of photographs tucked into the suitcase.

I want the suitcase to have a nice worn feel. Similar to this:

02. 19

I know I'm really behind on this project. Not a great way to open this project but here we go.

Background:

I decided to do a poster for a concert I had previously attended. Felt like that would be a good launching point as it would hold alot of memories I could work off of. I chose the Beirut concert in McCarren park.

I remember first being introduced to Beirut in a college dark room developing photos and became instantly enraptured and mystified. 

Their music has a persistent melancholy but through the eye of someone seeing some awe-inspiring sites. Exotic, sonous, and touched with antiquity. 

I wanted to try to get some of those ideas into this poster (easy goal...right guys)

Concepts:

1. Using McCarren park as a launching point I thought about juxtapozing images of the park, located a formerly industrialized park of north Williamsburg with some of the global imagry that Beirut's music conjers.

Illustrating the wire fence that surround the park with posters that have been attached to it. The surrounding parking would be greyed in muted colors but the poster (that have nods to the 20+ places Beirut makes mention of in their music) would be vibrant.

2. Still using McCarren park I would instead illustrate a typical scene of people on blankets, a few spare trash cans, and the regular native objects at the moment before dusk. However, the shadows that are being cast are objects and place referenced in Beirut music. Cactus for santa fe, berlin, Nantes France, trumpets etc.

3. Still playing on the shadow idea, I might instead use Zach Condon as the central roving minstral figure with the shadows he casts indicative of similar ideas: Nantes, Santa Fe, ships, trumpets, hot air balloons etc

The following concept ideas have sketches forth coming because...well.. work-stuff

4. Beirut Kalediscope

I always associate kalediscopes with summer. Primiarly because of my own childhood but also because the way the summer light refracts and shines. The kalediscope would be the different places again: Santa Fe, Berlin, Nantes, East Harlem illustrated in vector only refracted in kalediscope.

5. Suitcase full of souvenirs

Just as the title descibes. I thought this might reflect on that kind of travelling swathe the music holds. Might be too literal with the idea of travel but the objects in the suitcase would all be nods to the location love the music emotes.

That's it thus far. Would love some help to edit my ideas. Thanks!

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