I got commisioned by Reno Tahoe Tonight and Knitting Factory to make their show poster!
Band posters are the most fun and time-consuming things to do. They never pay what they should, but as a designer, I’m always happy to take on these projects. To me, band posters are the epidermis of music lifestyle, they are the flowers from the fruit tree of nightlife society. I get nostalgic when I see band posters from bands I like and respect. A band poster designer that I’m crazy about is Kii http://www.lalalandposters.com/
In the case of “Made in Reno” there was a bit of a problem to work with: No headliner nor genre meant there was no major concept to align the design too. And, in the case of having over 17 bands, it was going to be wordy, and designers hate words. I am no exception. So I clung to the title and thought about “made in” and BING an image of a green t-shirt popped into my head.
Game over. I owned you design.