Illustrator Micah Chock’s preliminary poster comp for this year’s Ukulele Guild of Hawaii’s Exhibition and Conference.
I agree with the encouraging feedback from his fellow designers (in comments): the art’s “too guitar”, not enough “ukeness”, and the typography misdirects (has the wrong emphasis) with “Ukulele” getting lost. My “squint test” says “ANNUAL HAWAII … guitar concert?”
High marks to Micah for bravely putting out an early work for comment and the community for helpful constructive criticism. Am anxious to see the final result.
It’s also quite clear that Micah’s up to the task (see his artwork “Ukes for Kekis” — yeah, the type has issues) and is working through presenting a more serious tone for this client (the exhibition). The UGH’s event will showcase scores of handmade one-of-a-kind ukuleles so his challenge — to graphically snapshot the luthiers’ craftsmanship while conveying uke-itude — is a truly tough gig.
Check out Micah aka “Donakfied’s” deviantart portfolio.