Dima Shirayaev’s reminiscent and varied poster designs for music nights
Within the Tumblr account that Russian designer, Dima Shirayaev holds, is a host of great, diverse range of poster design work. Based in St Petersburg, Shirayaev has produced great, effective graphic poster designs for club nights, exhibitions and general experiments. Shirayaev doesn’t stick with one style, as he diverts into varied styles of image-making, typography and visual communication.
“Much of Dima’s work is type-focused interspersed with geometric shapes and contrasting colours. The designer plays with word and letter placement throughout to alter the pace and mood, allowing his posters to suit the event they’re advertising. In one poster manic, tightly-kerned type is used for a bass-heavy launch party, meanwhile letters are clustered together to mimic a series of art events involving neighbouring countries in another.“
The poster designs are generally detailed and visually appealing, due to the focus on typographic elements and image-making. The varied use of line and shape are bold, and constructs the poster into neat artwork that can be displayed in an art exhibition, as well as the main purpose of promoting the music night. The diverse style that the designer holds is unique and effective to have, as it creates the designer to be different in visual for each brief. This is what I can take into account for my own style, utilising different and varied style approaches for different briefs and projects.
What I can take from Shirayaev’s great graphic design poster work, is the evident use of diverse styles. Utilising this will help myself further into the field of graphic design, as it will open up to new solutions and allow myself to experiment different styles. Other aspects that I can take from the Russian designer, is his process of image-making and typography. Both design elements are rather experimental and playful, and I can take this into my own style. This will help my own style to become refreshed, neat and playful, developing it even more with other inspirational designers and artists.