HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH 2017 HOMEGROWN POSTER CONCEPTS

Here are a few rough concepts for the poster: 

A cool graphic illustration of waves with various instruments floating - a crusty charleston shrimp boat sits on the horizon by the setting sun. 

A cool graphic illustration of waves with various instruments floating - a crusty charleston shrimp boat sits on the horizon by the setting sun. 

A mandala inspired design featuring various SC lowcountry plants and animals - it could be cool to sneak in some guitar picks and stuff to tie it into the music more. I think this one would look absolutely killer printed up 

A mandala inspired design featuring various SC lowcountry plants and animals - it could be cool to sneak in some guitar picks and stuff to tie it into the music more. I think this one would look absolutely killer printed up 

A classic charleston scene with twist - rainbow row being overgrown by some large 60s psychadelia inspired flowers, a sort of metaphor for the music taking over the city. This concept would look awesome printed with some nice bright inks! 

A classic charleston scene with twist - rainbow row being overgrown by some large 60s psychadelia inspired flowers, a sort of metaphor for the music taking over the city. This concept would look awesome printed with some nice bright inks! 

Below are a few unused sketches from last year that we could also revisit: 

This idea shows a couple sitting on a classic lowcountry dock watching the sunset, flanked by palmetto trees. The sun also serves as the sound hole for a large acoustic guitar on the horizon - a cool mash up of a classic southern motif with a nice musical twist. The typography would be inspired by vintage rock posters, with letters drawn to fit into the empty space above the image. 

This direction is the most explicitly 'charleston' idea. A beautiful, moody sunset over the cooper river bridge, with a herron fishing in the foreground. The type would be simple and elegant. This idea is fairly simple, but executed correctly would really ooze low-country charm!