National Poetry Slam Poster
Proposed poster design advertising the National Poetry Slam. Just as poet’s create mental images using their spoken words, this poster uses visible words to create a larger image: the yelling poet stereotypically associated with slam poetry as a form.
The subdued, minimal design is intended to stand out from the graphic tropes of slam poetry advertisements (which often feature a grungy, counter-culture aesthetic with a lot of emphasis given to microphones). At the level of the National Poetry Slam, poets are incredibly accomplished artists and this design seeks elevates the form of slam poetry to be more closely associated with that level of expertise.