BURNING MAN

Poster Design

 

Burning Man isn’t like other festivals. It’s like walking straight into a temporary hippie community. In Black Rock City, Nevada; sandstorms, music, great vibes and fire take place.

 The background of the design was inspired by Burning Man’s well-known centerpiece, “the Man” which is burned at the end of the of the festival. Warm tones are used to mimic the spirit of fire, while the flower of life pattern is integrated with a gradient background.

 The central focus of the poster is a woman wearing a bandana and ski goggles, a common wardrobe choice for attendees due to the possibility of dust storms occurring in the desert.

TYPEFACE

COLOUR SCHEME

 

MOOD BOARD

Design Process

Branding:

Many have heard of Burning Man but don’t know much about it. Through the creation of this poster, I was able to express the culture of burning man in an image. Every person must know about the 10 principles before going to their first “burn” (learn more). At Burning Man, the social environment as well as the physical environment must be taken into account.

Through research, such as reading articles and watching videos of Burning Man, I was able to immerse myself in the feeling of being at the festival. Mind maps were made, colour schemes were decided, and the typefaces were put into place. To create the atmosphere of sand dunes, fire dancers, and community.

Typeface:

Header – Measurements Regular
Sub Header – Amerika

Measurements Regular mimics the look of sacred geometry. Burning man posters never carry a consistent theme but the concept of new age imagery is found in every poster.

Amerika has a distinct feeling of antiquity, the typeface gives a sense of a past time period, similar to what “burners” say they feel while entering the festival.

Colour Scheme:

Flames, dunes, and sunsets, Burning Man is a festival that revolves around the ritual of burning the wooden man. The colour scheme reflects on the mixture of the three.

Burning Man Mockup