This poster commission from Noise Pop draws on the culture and surroundings of the coolest cities in America: New York City, New Orleans and San Francisco. I utilized Illustrator and Photoshop to bring it all together.
I did some research to find the most iconic architecture and favorite pastimes of each city the tour would be stopping in. After I had gathered enough info, I sat down and sketched out three potential concepts. I then scanned them into my laptop and mocked up each one in Illustrator.
Typographic inspiration was pulled from vintage movie posters that had caught my eye. I sketched out a few different ideas and digitized them in Illustrator. The client ended up going with a font but I'm glad I got some practice drawing out different letterforms.
I simplified my initial icon illustrations, combining and concentrating each into one form. The Golden Gate Bridge doubles as acoustic guitar strings, the Empire State building as the neck of a Stratocaster guitar and the fleur-de-lis as music bursting from the horn of a trumpet. The client requested that I integrate a VW bus into the illustration, along with the logos of the two event sponsors. Harken Wine's bicycle and Joie de Vivre's encircled heart can be spotted directly above the VW bus.