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Poster of the Week: The Orphanage Benefit at The Double Wide on Saturday

It's a fairly simple design. But, more than that, it's a great cause.

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For the fifth year in a row now, Danny Balis and Dave Lane, the folks behind KTCK-1310 AM The Ticket's Saturday morning show "The Orphanage" will be hosting their annual concert to benefit the Gladney Center for Adoption. It's a cause near and dear to the hosts' hearts; both Balis and Lane were adopted as children.

And, fittingly, the poster advertising the show perpetuates the ideas behind it. Yes, it's a holiday event -- hence the Christmas tree ornament serving as the main image. And, yes, it's to help children with uncertain futures -- hence the question mark serving as the ornament's hanging mechanism.

Beyond that, it's a straightforward design -- a simple color scene, an appropriately not-over-the-top set of typography; and all the pertinent info is included. Considering the cause, though, straightforward is exactly what this poster's design merits.

Think your poster is better? Want to see one of your designs get honored next week? Well, that might be a difficult task; our inbox has already been flooded with some amazing New Year's Eve-focused designs. But, hey, go ahead and try anyway, and drop us an email with an image promoting an upcoming show right here. Oh, and, when possible, be sure to do so at least a week in advance of the show. Thanks!

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