Lately I've been trying to take on more projects that I really vibe with. I've always been incredibly moved by music. The rhythms and lyrics really enhance my passion to create. SoFar Sounds is an amazing volunteer based company that coordinates secret gigs in spaces all over the world. I first heard of them over a year ago and have since been to several shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles. It takes me to new neighborhoods and introduces me to new bands in an intimate setting.
I designed this poster for a show taking place in Hollywood. I found an old "Hollywoodland" image and manipulated it with a color halftone and a dark purple overlay. I wanted the SoFar logo to look like a neon sign so I applied and layered filters to achieve a glow. I'm hoping to do more of these soon and find my own style. It's bee a while since I've had a free flowing project so I need to rediscover my style. I hope you are all enjoying the last weeks of summer!
Kayves musical influences include Joy Division, Foals, Interpol, The Cure, and Tame Impala. The band is working on an EP to keep the momentum going after a promising start at Coachella.
Poster design for SoFar Sounds show in Culver City. Inspired by desert colors, and blended with random geometric shapes. Enjoy!
I designed this poster for a SoFar Sounds music show taking place in Santa Monica, CA. When I started the design, I wanted to do a play on the letters in SoFar Sounds to create the abbreviation "SAMO" within, short for Santa Monica.
Desert trip, nicknamed "Oldchella," is coming up soon! I've searched the web for these cool throw back tees with bands playing the epic festival this October in Indio, CA like this The Who 70s throwback tee from Junk Food Clothing. Represent your favorite legends!
If I could describe Burning Man in one word it'd be "surreal." In fact, the whole festival feels a bit like stepping into a Dali painting. I admit, I was skeptical even through my first day and half of being there. Now I'm convinced it's one of those experiences that you'll covet forever.
I keep a Pinterest board called "harmonious hues" to keep a log of interesting color combos I'm drawn to. This helps when I'm designing to have some ideas to grab from.
I designed this poster for a SoFar Sounds show taking place in Culver City. I used a vintage image of Culver City, added a color halftone effect and overlaid it onto a seafoam green color.
I designed this poster for a SoFar Sounds show taking place in Culver City. I used an image of a sunset that I took and overlaid it onto a red and purple gradient to give it a moody effect. I used the typeface DecoNeue Light and tweaked in in Illustrator to give it some more character.
I designed this poster for SoFar Sounds L.A.'s January 28 show. I found this great trendy typeface called Hill House Medium. I love the double bars of the and dots below the O's.