For this monday spot we have the work of Michael Sallit. He is a freelance graphic designer based in Paris, France. Michael grew up in Dijon, France, famous for its Dijon mustard. Michael tells us “I always tinkered with computers. It was my hobby, my passion and my way of learning. Like most kids, I enjoyed computer games and listening to music (I was already obsessed with records sleeves). Every week, I went to the public library and picked up some Cd’s and books about music in general. My passion for graphic arts and illustration came from that time, when I saw posters, flyers and records sleeves in books.”
The poster “King Dude Gig Poster” is part of a series of four illustrations that are music related. For Michael, record sleeves and gig posters are guilty pleasures; “It’s really what made me want to become a graphic designer. I truly think that record sleeves have a huge influence on the perception of the music: an iconic sleeve will greatly change the way we listen to an album and vice versa. It is this consistency between two worlds (music and graphics) that attract me. Every style of music has its own codes, but we can easily bypass them, and that’s part of the game too. I always try to go beyond my immediate feeling about the music of a band to create a gig poster. From my perspective, I think the most important thing in current graphic design is the combination of readability and the “beauty” of the illustration.”
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