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46. John Williamson – The Creative City Poster (signed)

Birmingham Design

46. John Williamson – The Creative City Poster (signed)

As part of The Creative City Exhibition we're auctioning one of a kind prints from our 99 artists, with most of the prints signed (shown in title – however, if listed unsigned we can work to get it signed for you), this is your opportunity to own a piece of BDF history.

Each poster is sized 800x1200mm on satin blue-back billposter paper, the same size as shown in the exhibition with postage included in the auction price. (due to the nature of the paper there may be some minor creases and inperfections.

In order to make a bid you must create an account. Successfull bidders will be required to pay on completion of the auciton.

50% of the sales from each poster will go to the artist, 40% to BDF to help support the festival and 10% to homeless charity SIFA Fireside

About the artist and work

I’m a Black Country-based graphic designer specialising in all areas of branding and design for print. I have been a full-time freelance designer since 2013 after spending three years designing in-house for one of the UK’s leading construction companies, where I developed my corporate experience. As my freelance role progressed, I found myself specialising in projects for the music industry, working with bands, record labels, venues and promoters. Whilst the industry plays a key in my design work, I’m not all about music. I also work with a vast range of clients from small independent businesses to large commercial companies, community organisations and the education sector, creating bespoke designs for both print and digital platforms.

I’ve missed regularly working with bands and artists since the pandemic caused the live music industry to come to a halt. Designing gig posters has always been one of my favourite types of project to work on, as I enjoy having the complete creative freedom to explore new design techniques and concepts. As the brief for this exhibition was quite open, I chose to treat it like a gig poster. My finished design balances darker imagery and bright colours, which is influenced by my interest in psychedelic styles and surreal imagery often used within alternative music.


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