Gigs, Posters & Rock’n’Roll: a message to the music industry.
It’s always been great to work with real authentic rockers, no matter what they do — stoner, hardcore, garage rock, blues trash, doom metal, whatever.
Message from the Clergy: Thou shalt be contented working for the Holy Spirit of Rock’n’Roll.
Those hairy (sometimes) tattooed (or not) dudes are big-hearted, amiable, and receptive gentlemen of talent. On the designer’s side, it’s all about fathoming the music to gain the superpower to conceptualize it visually. Listen, get into it, talk to the musicians, listen, start sketching while listening, have a beer with the bass player and the singer, listen deeply again, scan some stuff, etc…
Regarding the joint, if I may say, we’re all creative people dealing with one another: creativity is the first key. Yet I am the supplier, they are the client: empathy is the second key. The point is to be able to raise mutual trust and friendly respect.
To this end, I trippingly come back to the band, once I have listened to the usual demo, with feelings, moods, ideas and concepts. In fact they hear that I can not only feel but also understand their music.
Indeed, I make it mine. I have to. They need know that I am inspired by the album because they want me to add the proper visual layer to it. They need figure out that I am about to raise and develop a visual concept that is in total symbiosis with the music and the album concept.
The rest is usually pure pleasure.
Bonjour chez vous,
Maximilien, Founder @ Flyermann