Designed by Good Records' Kevin Sears, the above poster promotes this weekend's vinyl release show for Doug Burr's O Ye Devastator at the Lower Greenville record store, which will see Burr supported by recent Spune signee, Birds & Batteries.
Props on the color scheme: The shades of red, white and blue are fitting cues to Burr's brand of Americana. So, too, is the distressed typography.
But, mostly, this poster's a winner because it's not trying too hard--which, more often than not, is the kiss of death in graphic design. The most common error? Going overboard with fonts--a serious no-no. The general rule of thumb: Never, ever, employ more than two typeface styles in a single design. Sears, clearly, knows this golden rule, using just two fonts in this type-heavy design and using his color scheme to smartly separate the bits of information as necessary.
This poster also earns marks for its smart use of font sixe: There's no doubt that Burr is the draw of this show, his name printed at least four times as large as any other bit of information on the poster.
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Oh, and speaking of information: It's all there--from the cost of the event (free) to the event location's and its precise start-time. Nice work.