The band I chose for this project is The National. I started with a pretty large list of groups and then began narrowing down my choices according to which bands were on tour- as I wanted to do a flyer with an actual venue. I chose the concept of an upright piano extended into the sky and creating a cityscape. The venue is in Brooklyn, so I plan on using iconic building and archicture from the city.
Here is my very rough initial thumbnail for the project. Hoping to get a more detailed sketch up tomorow.
The bands sound is pretty somber. Slow, steady and minimal. I'm hoping to experiment with textures a darker pallete to evoke their sound.
I think I'm going to take illustrate this using geometric shapes. Below are some references I've gathered:
The piano will be the most detailed, and I intend on adding many ornate details to the wood work to give it some substance. Here a a few upright piano's I will be basing the illustration off of:
I want to put the bands name on the piano where the piano makers name usually is engraved. I havent gotten around to investigating some good piano brand typefaces but I think a tradition, calligriphic theme with minimal ornate accents would be nice: