As a graphic design exercise, I decided to create a poster concept for “Dopplereffekt”.
The concept consists of a pair of posters which work together to communicate common themes found in their music, such as space travel and communications.
The doppler effect theory says that sound waves(or light waves) get more frequent as they move towards you and slower as they move away from you. So as a person walks by the poster from left to right (or right to left) they are acting out the theory, moving from the light(low frequency) to the dark(high frequency) range.
From their interviews it always seemed like their music represented a communication with some alien civilisation somewhere in the vastness of space. The poster is representative of what humans(and Dopplereffekt) may try to convey to an alien species.
The A0 poster uses basic lines to create an abstract image that conveys arpeggiated melodies, DNA sequencing, white noise creation and a sense of the huge size of space. The grid based approach to the piece, is also worth mentioning as it conveys the method astronomers would use. The band of red colour running through the middle represents communication back and forth between the two posters. Again, as a person walks by the posters they are acting out this communication. The posters could then be placed at opposite ends of the street to help convey the distance of space.