st paul & the broken bones // charleston sc update

Updated with requested changes:

ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES // CHARLESTON SC FINAL ART

Here's where we are with the poster art - right now its set up to be a 3 color print, the greyish areas will be printed with a metallic silver ink, will be really sparkly and awesome looking in person. Also adding a few different color options - it could be cool to split the run up so each night has a different color scheme (i.e. red for march 16, blue for march 17...)

st paul & the broken bones // charleston sc poster concept

Here are a few variations of a concept for the poster - looking through the references you sent, one that really stuck out to me was the Ronald Clyne new orleans jazz album art. I've always been a huge fan of the covers he did for Folkways records, and thought it could be really cool to do a sort of minimal retro poster inspired by that work, while also incorporating some of the linework and symbols from the Sea of Noise album art. 

Keep in mind these are still pretty rough at this point - I think it could be really cool to execute the illustrations in a bold, line art style layered on top of some interesting textures, maybe some photographic or collage elements. Basically we would keep the 'frame' part with the type really clean & simple, then get weird with the illustration. These concepts would also lend themselves to some cool printing finishes like metallic layers or gloss varnishes. 

This first idea would combine the Ravenel Bridge, probably the most famous charleston landmark, with a UFO and some other symbols from the album art. 

This first idea would combine the Ravenel Bridge, probably the most famous charleston landmark, with a UFO and some other symbols from the album art. 

Charleston is a very much a beach town - this direction would have a giant cosmic moon setting over the ocean - two profiles' eyelines combine to make a mysterious psychedelic eyeball in the center. 

Charleston is a very much a beach town - this direction would have a giant cosmic moon setting over the ocean - two profiles' eyelines combine to make a mysterious psychedelic eyeball in the center. 

This last direction takes a cue from the hourglass on the album art - the top half contains a miniature Charleston skyline, melting into the ocean below it. 

This last direction takes a cue from the hourglass on the album art - the top half contains a miniature Charleston skyline, melting into the ocean below it.