Brand new poster from Minnesota based Burlesque of North America. This is a fantastic poster for all of you kids out there that endured the rain and heat of Bonnaroo this year. Check out what the designers had to say about the poster below, and see some detail shots here.
Designing for Bonnaroo is always an interesting challenge in that there are dozens upon dozens of band names to include. This makes prominently featuring any of the artists difficult, so, having designed three other Bonnaroo posters, we usually push the band names off to the side or the bottom and let some kind of type or imagery take center stage. This year I wanted to try to make the bands jump out and be the stars of the poster and came up with the idea to represent each group with an illustrated icon. Some of them are literal (David Byrne’s white jacket), some are inside jokes that only fans of the band will know (Phish’s vacuum cleaner), some are references to song titles (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s “Gold Lion”), and others just came to mind when thinking about the artist (an anvil for the American musical workhorse Bruce Springsteen… THE BOSS).