“Poster of the Week”, by Brad Klausen

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“Poster of the Week” goes to…Brad Klausen, with his poster for “Alice In Chains”. The poster consists of using the backing paper as another colour to run through the design, thus the black almost adds to becoming a additional colour within the selection used by Brad. The black I found was what brings detail to the many area’s that need the greater finesse, with black building up the strokes, incorporating a variation of thick and thin through the hair wings and banners wrapping around the columns. The design simply reaches up out of the page and demands the attention that it should be paid. 

As the owner of this print myself, what stood out and had the greatest impact on me was, the composition and layout for the illustration. With the swooping wing creating a focal point for you to hone in on and start processing the detail. It also encompasses the print and brings it together as one, resulting in nothing looking alienated or random.the the colour choice, which fitted together with such precision that allowed the piece to flow showcasing the detail and causing  none of the illustration to be lost or muted out.

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Within the coming week, I will be picking up with the whole “Designer of the Week, Inspirational book and poster” posts, with the lack of posts of late due to degree/assessment commitments. Hope you enjoy the poster anyway and make sure that you go check out what else Brad Klausen happens to produce, with his recent print for Soundgarden being released recently. Which I have to admit is a great piece and would love to own in my collection, with it being produced as a two part variation consisting of the same colour palette but with a varying composition for the character featured within the illustration.

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