Carilla Karahan was born in 1996 in Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan and is in our third Poster Monday spot of the month with his poster “Tame Impala GIG”. Carilla get into Istanbul Ayvansaray Univeristy Graphic Design department and in 2018 graduated with associate degree. He has participated in many group exhibitions, design events and regional and international design festivals such as: Posterrorism: “Economical Terrorism”, Zur Wut 2019; Graphic Matters Graphic Design Festival 2019 – Top 5 VIP Winners, Exhibition inBreda/Netherlands. Weltformat Newcomer Awards 2019 – Top 20 Nomitated Posters, Exhibition in Lucerne/Switzerland, 15th “Jazz in the Ruins” Festival, “Jazz is a Man’s Thing” Theme, Exhibition in Gliwice/Poland, Peace Be With You! International poster project, Exhibition in Moscow/Russia. He ctually working as a freelance Graphic Designer. My works especially focuses on typography, illustration; poster design etc. and I like to experiment with the shapes and types.
The poster is the result of an invitation to create a gig poster for Dream Gigs Illustrated Project curated by In Hoodies and Manyetik Bant, Dream Gigs Illustrated is a series of gig posters. Imaginary gigs that never happened, missed gigs because of time and place, gigs that are experienced first-hand and have left their mark. “First I discovered Tame Impala when I saw amazing animation music video to the song named “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”. I remember that I listen to this song again and again and it hooked me up. Then I listen to their whole discography, previous songs and albums. It was trippy, hypnotizing and blow my mind and I got addicted by them for a while. From this point I tried to express and illustrate my feelings on this poster. The LSD on the tongue resembling vinyl guides you to the parallel universe painted in psychedelic colors with its music. Wishing to see this group, which never came to Turkey, I imagine them playing at Zorlu PSM Studio stage with its powerful sound system and interesting stage design” says Carilla.