Folk Alliance poster channels Sgt. Pepper’s
It’s been great doing graphic design for the Folk Alliance over the last 16 years. Creating something different each year without repeating visual themes has been a challenge and a lot of fun. In 2013 the Folk Alliance makes a brief stop in Toronto for it’s 25th conference.
I wanted to come up with something special for the 25th. A design that would stand-out and make people talk, look at it repeatedly and see something different every time, even get an emotional reaction.
For almost 20 years I have designed albums or designed for music. One of the holy grails of album design has always been the Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers cover and for a long time I’ve wanted to pay homage to it in an appropriate fashion and voila — I found it.
It was a monumental task but I loved it every step of the way. Many deserving people from our community, living and dead, in the spotlight or behind the scenes, some friends, some acquaintances, some clients, some strangers, legends and near-legends — all worthy of being honoured — made their way into the mix.
Obviously it would be impossible to include everyone that should be so honoured, and I did my best to cover a large demographic, but everyone will notice deserving people who aren’t there.
My hope would be that everyone gets a kick out of who IS there.
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