RDA Selects: A Beirut Concert Poster Realized “Through Internet Magic”

We’re running selected projects from the 2012 Regional Design Annual along with quotes from their designers. To submit work for the 2013 RDA, click here—the early-bird deadline is February 1, 2013.

Beirut at Terminal 5 poster by HumanShapedRobot (Cornelius, NC): Jamie Reed (creative director/art director/designer); humanshapedrobot.com

“I’m a huge fan of Beirut, and I had a couple of poster ideas I had worked on for fun. Through Internet magic, the ideas made their way to the band through a booking agent.

“The final design played off the title of the band’s new album, The Riptide. I recall looking at an image of a record with a glare on it and thinking it looked like a wave; the idea built from there. I was worried that the concept of a record as ‘something else’ on a poster was a little overdone—but I’m happy with how it turned out.” —Jamie Reed

 

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