The impactful style of Björk and her colours in my work - Wanderlust vibes for Oscillator´s crew.
Since 2014 I have collaboration as graphic designer for Oscillator, a monthly music themed party in the Berlin underground, organised by three young italian DJs; Andrea Dama, Valentina Bodini and Luca Trentini.
In April 2014, together with Frederik Schneider, I created an artwork for their poster made with modelling clay inspired by the Björk music video and album, WANDERLUST.
The Concept: I always like to get my hands dirty and to play like a child. I thought this occasion could be ideal. The brief was quiet simple, '...dark, colourful, like in the jungle...'. With Frederik, we decided to create a tiger, referencing the maskery of Chinese Carnival art. A long tongue could play with the typography once integrated into the poster.
The Colours: After many hours of modelling and working the clay, shaping each single piece into a solid texture that recreates the dynamism of the animal and the softness of its fur, we put everything together for the final picture. Once it was digitized, I worked with the colours. The intention was to have a strong contrast among the dark background and the colourful subject. Below is the picture from the Wanderlust album´cover, used as colour palette for the artwork:
During the summer of 2015, an Oscillator party entitled AFRILLATOR was organised. The name says everything. What I felt was missing in the previous poster was the lack of -three dimensionality- in the final printed work. This time I thought to integrate other techniques such as drawing and collage to reach my idea. I used modelling clay, coloured tape, black markers of different sizes and later in Photoshop, extra brushes for the typography.