Moscow Art Commission asked me to design a poster for one of their sponsors. I chose to due the dance for my poster because it had a few professionally photos. Moscow Art Commission also gave me text to put in the poster.

My first struggle was all the text to put in the poster. Moscow Art Commission promised to have all the text in the poster. Posters are designed to peak some ones interest, and give a date and time. I will show you all the text so you know what I am talking about, below in grey you can see all the text they wanted in the poster.

University of Idaho Center for Dance The university of Idaho offers the only 4-year degree in dance in the state and two distinct dance minors. The program focus is on performance, choreography and the teaching of dance while offering high caliber dance training for the university population.

With a mission of “bringing the arts to the people and the people to the arts,” Festival Dance & Performing Arts provides the community and area with a professional dance series of touring companies from throughout the world; dance schools in Moscow, Lewiston, Genesee, Troy and Lapwai, and outreach programs for 4,000 students each year. Festival Dance is in residence at the University of Idaho where classes are held in Kinderdance, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Irish Dance. 208-883-3261,
Spectrum II Art and Dance School offers a variety of dance and art classes for the young child through adult. Shelly Werner, Spectrum II owner, has a passion for the arts that continues to deepen as she enters her 29th year of teaching. Shelly is committed and dedicated to freedom of expression and creative art forms with a love for pure, honest, authentic movement, promoting dance for life. 208-882-1445,
ulie’s Jazz and Dance Pizzazz has been in the Moscow area for over 10 years. The focus is for ages 16+ from recreation to professional dance programs. We offer classes in Latin, Hip-Hop, Break'n, Pilates, and Body Toning. We specialize in designing choreography for specific events (pageants, competitions, fairs, festivals, half-time for athletics, etc., or 208-596-2820
While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life.
I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance. - Hans Bos
Dance is the hidden language of the soul. - Martha Graham
To live is to dance, to dance is to live. Snoopy
There are short cuts to happiness and dancing is one of them. Vicki Baum




Now that you know what is required to create this poster lets talk about how I arrived at my final poster.

My first thought was to turn each letter into a note and put it on a musical grid. That would be boring and describe music not dance. Hmm... maybe some stick figures of dancers mixed in to the text. No that would just be messy. My next idea was to put text into a picture. The image below shows my final poster. Created in Illustrator.