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YEAR

Summer 2020

SKILLS

Typography

Hand Lettering

Illustration

Photo Manipulation

Experimentation

Pitchfork Project

Pitchfork Project is a love letter from me to the thing I love most in life: music. Posters and merchandise have always been an important part of interacting with music so I decided to make a poster series. To generate varied and fresh content I used Pitchfork's top 50 songs list of 2019. Within the series I experimented with different styles and image making methods to capture the unique sounds and feelings of the songs in the collection. This project is ongoing and I will continue to update this page as I work through it. I am currently finished with 34/50 posters!

IDEATION AND PROCESS

Even though I am designing 50 completely unique posters, the process of making each one is essentially the same. It consists of these steps. Below is an example of my sketchbook notes from the song Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Hval.

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THE POSTERS

 1. Cellophane by FKA Twigs 

 2. The Greatest by Lana Del Rey 

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 3. Bags by Clairo 

 4. Gone by Charli XCX 

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 5. Caro by Bad Bunny 

 6. Seventeen by Sharon Van Etten 

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 7. Dawn Chorus by Thom Yorke 

 8. Con Altura by Rosalia, J. Balvin ft. El Guincho 

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 9. Not by Big Thief 

 10. Bad Guy by Billie Eilish 

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11. Binz by Solange 

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12. Cash Shit by Megan the Stallion 

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 13. Lark by Angel Olsen 

 14. Motivation by Normani 

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 15. Free Uzi by Lil Uzi Vert 

 16. Drunk II by Mannequin Pussy 

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 17. Snow is Falling in Manhattan by Purple Mountains 

 18. Old Town Road by Lil Nas X 

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 19. He by Jai Paul 

 20. Suge (Yea Yea) by DaBaby 

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 21. Gretel by (Sandy) Alex G 

 22. hope is a dangerous thing - Lana Del Rey 

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 23. Running by Helado Negro 

 24. All Mirrors by Angel Olsen 

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 25. Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Hval 

 26. Dirty Laundry by Danny Brown 

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 27. Hey Ma by Bon Iver 

 28. Andromeda by Weyes Blood 

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 29. Daylight Matters by Cate Le Bon 

 30. Time Flies by Rico Nasty 

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 31. Sympathy by Vampire Weekend 

 32. Cattails by Big Thief 

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 33. The Barrel by Aldous Harding 

 34. True Blue by Mark Ronson ft. Angel Olsen 

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Each of these posters is 18 x 24 inches and designing them was such a thrill. I had the potential to do so much experimenting with composition, type, and small details thanks to the size of the posters. Below I have included some of my favorite detail moments from the series. 

DETAILS
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