Always Summer Weekend Inspiration: Chad Landenberger

Looking for some inspiration for the Always Summer Weekend Poster Show + Mixtape? Check out these artists as they explain their process for creating posters about their favorite summer songs. Learn more about AIGA Jacksonville’s Always Summer Weekend, and register your poster at

Chad Landenberger is a Designer at Lender Processing Services, and also runs a freelance studio called Eyes Wide Awake.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have a lot of friends in bands and I just love music in general so I get to design posters every now and then. To me, a band poster can be a great “design break” since you can pretty much design whatever you want as long as it says the band name in there somewhere. The song I chose last year for the Always Summer Poster show was When I’m With You by Best Coast. The reason I chose it was because it just exudes summer to me. A repetitive line in the song is “When I’m with you I have fun” and to me that is a part of summer, having fun with that special person, be it your girlfriend, boyfriend or someone dressed as Ronald McDonald.”

“Best Coast is a very California band (I know we live in Florida but there is also a West Coast and I suggest everyone go there once in their life). Anyways,  most of Best Coasts’s songs deal with, the beach, California, fun, etc… so I wanted to use some fun and playful imagery and I chose to do some retro looking illustrations of a guy and girls with speech bubbles saying the name of the song and the band name as if there having a conversation.I’ve done a poster every year since the show started because it’s a cool concept and really fun. The event is great, you hear the songs being played in the background while looking at some awesome posters, win win.”

Join us on September 28th – 29th for AIGA Jacksonville’s Always Summer Weekend. Sign up online for the poster show, and pre-register tickets to experience the speaker event and workshop.

This year’s Always Summer Poster Show is sponsored by DXM Marketing, a leader in Custom Direct Marketing Solutions, Digital & Offset Printing, Wide Format, Print-on-Demand Collaterals, Bindery & Finishing, Web Display, and Email Broadcasting. Learn more about their mission and services at their website.

And check out their beautiful poster prints at the show!

Have a great Summer!

By aigajacksonville
Published August 13, 2012