Gustavo Mahler is considered to be one of the most important influences in human music history. With a post mortem fame and recognition, his romantic German style is melancholic, dramatic and maximalist. His work deeply influenced the new generations that followed him.
Mahler posters are traditionally made referencing early romantic composers that have, in some cases, a polar opposition in contrast to Mahler’s melancholic work. To reverse this scenario, this poster, for the 2016 Mahler’s concerts series for the Vancouver Symphonic Orchestra, was developed using the disruption theory. These posters were created with a minimalist aesthetic, referencing the work of the graphic designer Saul Bass and contrasting Mahler’s maximalism.