GALLIUS — Gig (BW)


  • GALLIUS —
    GIG (B/W)
  • Gallius is an acoustic alternative music project lead by slovene songwriter Marko Galič. Lead by the idea of explore and decode the essentiality of music, he asked me to design a conceptual poster for his experimental concert at Foresterija FHŠ in Koper (Slovenia). To interpret the pure conceptual approach of the artist with music, I decided to design an aesthetically essential and clean poster that portrays in seven symbols the pitch of music, as the Gallius project aims. Printed in process black color only ― with a nuance going from black to white ― representing the countless shades of the musical language. On this palette there are seven symbols, just like the musical notes. Used as letterforms, they simply compose typographically the project name. So, briefly: music synthesized in seven symbols.
  • 01 —
    Letter G = audio cables

    A cable transmits played music to amplifiers creating sound. A musician transmits feelings to the audience, filtering it, creating emotions.


  • 02 —
    Letter A = metronome

    Ticks representing a fixed, regular aural pulse. Mechansm in music. Regularity.


  • 03 —
    Letters L+L = piano keys

    Two symmetric sticks, representing duality and harmony.


  • 04 —
    Letter I = music staff

    A set of five horizontal lines and four spaces that each represent a different musical pitch. Diversity.


  • 05 —
    Letter U = the tuning fork

    An acoustic resonator. It resonates at a specific constant pitch when set vibrating by striking it against a surface or with an object. Representing constancy.


  • 06 —
    Letter S = a speaker

    Let’s get it loud with some audio speakers! Raise up your voice and spread messages through music and its vibrations.


  • 07 —
    Seven musical notes

    In addition to the lettering of the name Gallius there are seven dots distribuited in the poster layout. Seven like the musical notes of the diatonic scale.


  • Technical details:

    One color print (Pantone Process Black) on 170 gsm coated white paper, format 500 x700  mm.