Poster for Black Poetry Conference on Purple Background

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Black Poetry Conference

Princeton University asked me to design a pair of posters promoting their inaugural conference on Black poetry. One of the organizers was 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith. The conference consisted of two and half days of discussions, debates, and readings. It was imperative that the poster included the names of all participants. The solution was a simple type treatment that prominently features the names in varying colors. The composition was loosely inspired by stanzas in poetry that stagger across the page.

Poster on Purple Background
View of the stage overlooking the audience
Poster on an easel with two people in front of it
Man looking at poster
My Roles
Design, Concept, Execution