Design+Music Festival Inspiration: Kingsley Spencer

What is your name and current occupation?

Kingsley Spencer, ACD at Adjective & Co. 

How did you pick your song for the Design+Music Festival? Is there a specific time period or memory associated with it?

Two songs are:
1. Kero Kero Bonito – Flamingo & 2. Jomo & The Possum Posse – Guy On a Buffalo (pt. 1-4)
1. At the beginning of the year as a half-baked resolution, I deemed this the year of maximalism and flamingos quickly became the mascot and a bit of a fixation. A buddy of mine turned me on to a sub-genre called “PC Music” and Kero Kero Bonito’s “Flamingo” was the reference point. Kind of fell in love the first time I heard it—maximalism vibes, over-the-top texture, multiple languages and it’s all about mingos!
2. Drunk watching Youtube with friends recently  turned up the relative insanity that is “Guy On a Buffalo” and it never disappoints. You really have to watch it to get the full brunt of how wacky the music is to go with the videos. 

Designing around a song can be broad and challenging. What was your process for creating the poster, and what were some of the choices you made in imagery?

For “Flamingo” I started with one of the numerous, basic sketches of mingos I’ve been doing then picked out a couple choice lyrics. After that it was all holographic paper choice and finding the right pink. 
For “Guy On a Buffalo” I struggled until I found the international poster for Mel Brooks’s “Blazing Saddles” and discovered the old buffalo engraving in a book I have and it all came together real quick after that. 

What made you want to participate in Design+Music Festival?

Because I say I will every year, but I’m a bit lazy. And the “Year of Maximalism” isn’t all about NOT doing stuff.

Join us on Saturday, October 5th for AIGA Jacksonville’s Design+Music Festival. If you’d like to attend the event, reserve your ticket today! Posters are due Friday, Sept 20th,

And check out their beautiful poster prints at the show!

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By aigajacksonville
Published September 17, 2019