Village Voice’s 4Knots Music Festival 2015

4Knots Music Festival

More and more festivals seem to be popping up every year. Some die off… new ones arise… they can never be killed. I was approached by the Village Voice to do some branding/artwork for their somewhat new but annual event, the 4KNOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL in NYC. Every year it was down at the South Seaport but they are mixing it up this year and will be having it at Pier 84 in Hudson River Park. Bands are still to be announced but I am expecting big things for this one as the show become known as a “grungy/alt-rock” Festival over the years hosting such bands as Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile, The Black Angels, & Archers of Loaf.

4Knots concepts

The direction for this year was “Sea meets Land” and the wish was to have a number of sea creatures (crabs, starfish, octopus, etc.) hanging our jamming out w/ a number of lands creatures (squirrels, birds, lizards, etc.). After toying with a number of literal “Sea Creature” concepts which ended up resembling more the Creature from the Black Lagoon,… the Rocktopus was born.


The artwork is to be used for a ton of branding and promo material (website, shirts, tickets, stage banners). It is still early on as the show isn’t until July but once bands are announced there is a good chance we will be doing a limited screenprint for the show as well. All hail the Rocktopus!!!!!!

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