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!
In my normal day to day, I create ideas and designs for ecommerce companies, which means strict rules and guidelines for what the output should be. When I get around to creating poster designs for SoFar Sounds, I treat them like an abstract piece of art.
I had the opportunity recently to collaborate with SoFar Sounds and Amnesty International to create a poster design for their "Give a home" initiative in support of the world's refugees. 1,000 artists, 300 gigs, 60 countries, 1 day.
I've been doing Sofar Sounds posters for over a year now. I was very excited when this new project came up, to design a poster for Cold War Kids playing at Union Station, Los Angeles.
So Far Sounds L.A. had a show at MV Art Dept in my blossoming neighborhood of Mar Vista. I wanted to mimic the beautifully designed sign as you enter the store. Gorgeous geometric patterns of reclaimed wood, white paint, and steel. I am personally a big fan of MV Art Dept bringing murals and creative workshops to the neighborhood.
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.