Originally created for a poster for Satori Creative for a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Katrina, I re-created the illustration for this simplistic poster. The event called “Rockin’ For Relief” was held at The Buffalo Rose in Golden, Colorado and was an all day affair. Satori approached me with the idea of doing a poster to promote the concert so I created this guitar playing rocker and designed the poster, as a donation to the cause. I also created flyers and postcards to go with the poster to help promote the event. I was able to use this illustration for another concert in Roxborough Park (link here).
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses. The most common guitar pickup uses the principle of direct electromagnetic induction. The signal generated by an electric guitar is too weak to drive a loudspeaker, so it is amplified before sending it to a loudspeaker. Since the output of an electric guitar is an electric signal, the signal may easily be altered using electronic circuits to add “color” to the sound. Often the signal is modified using effects such as reverb and distortion. Invented in 1931, the electric guitar became a necessity as jazz musicians sought to amplify their sound in the big band format. During the 1950s and 1960s, the electric guitar became the most important instrument in pop music. It has evolved into a stringed musical instrument that is capable of a multitude of sounds and styles. It served as a major component in the development of rock and roll and many other genres of music.