Eric Johanni

contributor to 1 poster

  • Carbonated Jazz


    Carbonated Jazz

    I moved to Syracuse about a year and a half ago, and my lifestyle changed a little. I got married right before I moved, and we're both in school. So we haven't had time to get out much. But I've always been a fan of music, and going to local acts, open mics, and seeing music in smaller venues. I felt I probably shared that with the poet.

    I also liked that this poem was a little timeless. It could be from the 1930s as well as contemporary. So I looked at poster design from the 20s and 30s, and I played off the German Expressionists, through the use of lighting, overlapping shapes, and the illusion of transparency. As a printer, I was thinking, “How could I make this very digital and very colorful poster, and make it appear to be printed in three or four colors?”