Rebel Without A Pause Poster Illustration
- Client: Bunbury Creative
- Skills: Illustration, Personal Work, Poster Design
This poster design was a proposed print for an art show here in London. The theme of the show was iconic tracks or albums, the caveat being the artist could not directly mention the artist or the song or album title. My print references the 1987 Public Enemy track “Rebel Without A Pause”, a track that typified a cultural moment that was hugely important to me.
I chose an image of Public Enemy frontman Chuck D to work from, as I felt he best exemplified the band during this period. I kept the illustration fairly basic, as I intended to print this one myself, so I wanted to keep the detail to a minimum. The graphic shorthand top left is a solution to the problem of no album title, when the challenge became how to get across the most information in the most economical fashion. In this way the catalogue number bottom right eliminates the need for any exposition regarding what the image represents.
Unfortunately the print didn’t make the show, so I will be producing it independently through Bunbury Creative instead. Watch this space!