Pinback Poster

Pinback Poster - student project

My name is Andrew Hernandez I am graphic designer from Houston, Texas.

I chose to design a poster for Pinback who will be playing in Houston in March. I have been very interested in Pinback for a while but even more so after finding out how indept they have gotten with the concept of their newest albumn Information Retrieved.

Here is a look at their new video, which is what gave me a few ideas to go with.


I finally got a chance to get some work done on this poster. I decided to go with my third concept. I still have a lot of work to do. I will be adding more of the city scape and also creating my own hand drawn 'Pinback' typeface; I only included the band name (shown below) in order to not leave a big gap of space. Let me know what you guys think. I am not 100% sold on the colors (especially the background color). Thanks again for all the feedback.

Pinback Poster - image 1 - student project

I went back and cleaned my thrid sketch up a little bit.

Pinback Poster - image 2 - student project

Rough Concepts

From some interviews I have read of Rob Crow regarding the recent album, the new album has a secret meaning behind it. (Warning: just my opinion) From what I have gathered I believe it has to do with UFO's and or a government conspiracy/Mystery. I was wanting to go for a "space city" theme (for those out of the united states, Houston is offten refered to as Space city for its NASA program).

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These are some examples of the inspiration behind the style that i would like to achieve. A kind of Sci-Fi/ Horror movie poster. I very rarely dive into design that includes illustration but i might get out of my comfort zone and go that route or I might just go with what I tend to do and do a collage type abstract gig poster.

Pinback Poster - image 6 - student project

Pinback Poster - image 7 - student project

Feel free to leave any thoughts or feed back. Thanks and I am looking forward to seeing the progress and different styles everyone has to offer.