Revel is a collective of chamber musicians that perform classical and new commissioned works in small, untraditional venues, with a goal of removing social barriers to ‘serious’ music. Each season of concerts is highly conceptual, and involve many concerts built around a single, unifying theme. Designing visuals for each season includes such challenges as incorporating artist headshots of varying aesthetics and quality into a unified set of visuals. And since many artists perform in multiple seasons, each season must be re-designed often around the same images to become something new, that captures the tone of the coming season, and incites audience members to buy tickets. Each season includes prepping new visuals, a website re-design, and print materials.
This season involved more than 20 concerts based around the Tarot & the Hero’s Journey. the concerts were performed weekly at 4th Tap Brewing in Northwest Austin.
The visuals for Season 9 reflect the transcedent nature of the theme, which explored the celebration of life & death, relationships, spirituality, and family.
The title of this summer-long festival pre-supposed a simple, clean visual aesthetic, but still needed unified images to advertise each concert. We created a set of colored pencil sketch renderings of the musicians to tie into the theme.
Season 10 involves a series of live concerts that will be recorded for later playback on KMFA Classical Radio in Austin. We designed a series of simple duotone images and typewritten fonts to evoke the nostalgia of golden years of radio. The concert images were built off the tangram puzzle theme. We created separate, corresponding images for each artist and composer in the series. The goal was to seamlessly fuse the theme of the music itself with the new radio-related promotion.
The REVEL website is updated with every season to reflect the unifying theme of the year. these are screen captures of the latest iteration.