The Mars Volta Concert Poster


The Mars Volta

Event Poster


Who: The Mars Volta

What: Poster Design

Why: This Dada-inspired poster design was created as a tour promotion for The Mars Volta’s album Noctourniquet. Influenced by the album name, “Noctourniquet” a portmanteau of nocturne and tourniquet the design references the theme of capture, and subjugation prevalent in many of the songs. The imagery portrays that of a bad dream and someone hoping for escape. The background was created by layering watercolor paintings representing Heaven and Hell, with a cut out of opposing faces laid atop to imply a sense of struggle. The hand-made lettering was meant to play off of a ransom note, again following the same theme of capture.

Role: Concept Creation & Design