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Ghosts

Ghosts I-IV is the sixth studio album of NIN and was released on March 2, 2008. The album includes a series of four nine track EPs giving a total of 36 songs all of which are unnamed and can only be identified by their track listing. It is a purely instrumental album. 

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Nine Inch Nails is an Industrial rock band based out of CLeveland Ohio. Founded in 1988, the band is made up of Trent Reznor (founder) and Atticus Ross. 

The Challenge Create a promotional poster for a fictive concert of Nine Inch Nails at MTELUS in Montreal. A poster that will encompass the versatility of the music by demonstrating it’s hard rock edge, as well as it’s softer melodic tones. A poster who's mood will be inviting, and expressive to represent the improvisation technique used by the band. There will be something for die hard fans, as well as passerby in search of their new favourite band. 

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The Process After listening to Ghosts start to end, I realized that it is very expressive. This became the concept behind the poster design. I wanted to create something that would evoke freedom. Ghosts has a lot of contrast, it is composed of both loud sharp sounds, as well as calm, peaceful melodies. That is what I wanted to show through the contrasting colours on the poster. The type is broken up into sections and placed around the composition in a way that is thought out, but also resembles improvisation. The reason for this is because through improvisation is how Ghosts was created. The change in opacity of the type is to reflect the highs and lows of this piece of music. The background image was created by dropping spots of ink on a paper and spraying it with water to see what would happen. I did not know it at the time that it would become my final image, but looking at it now the method seems quite fitting.

The Outcome A piece of promotional material that resembles both the band and their method of creating that will be recognizable to their fans, and eye catching to passerby.

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Ghosts

Ghosts I-IV is the sixth studio album of NIN and was released on March 2, 2008. The album includes a series of four nine track EPs giving a total of 36 songs all of which are unnamed and can only be identified by their track listing. It is a purely instrumental album. The Challenge Create a promotional poster for a fictive concert of Nine Inch Nails at MTELUS in Montreal. 

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