Wild. Crazy. Exuberant. Noisy. Fun. Musical.
All of these adjectives (and more) crowd into your brain when looking at this poster.
It's promoting Faites de la Musique (Make Music) – a celebration begun in France in 1982 and continuing around the world on the summer solstice every year. The simple idea is for everyone –- amateur, professional, young and old -- to go outside on that day and play a musical instrument --any instrument, any music, anywhere.
This poster for the 1988 celebration looks like what the celebration might sound like – wildly fun. It shows a head with an abstract face that has double 8s for eyes and a yellow rectangle for a nose. Its red tongue sticks out from smiling pink lips. It looks as though this head is streaking through space like a meteor on a diagonal track toward Earth, with its hair streaming behind it spewing out musical instruments helter-skelter like space debris. These instruments in white and the pink lips, red tongue and yellow nose of the celebrant form a striking contrast to the dark background.
Paris-based “graphiste” Nicolas Hubert designed this poster.
This is the perfect poster for any music room and for every room inhabited by a budding musician who just wants to make music and have fun. That’s not so hard with this exuberant poster on the wall as inspiration.