Berlin - Lou Reed

Lou Reed - Berlin

Type: Poster/Art Direction
Year: 2011

For five nights in December 2006 at St. Ann's Warehouse Brooklyn, Lou Reed performed his masterwork about love's dark sisters; jealousy, rage and loss. The Berlin tour was the first time Lou Reed had played the full album live in over 30 years, after it was a critical and commercial flop when released. 

With this poster advertising the concert dvd, I wanted to poke fun at the albums critics when it was released 30 years ago. I used the Snellen eye chart to illustrate my point by juxtaposing the opening lyrics to Berlin with a gradual blur referencing the short sightedness of the critics that couldn't see the albums potential