Red Squirrel Rising is a Blacksburg-based music group. The band was formed by a trio of Virginia Tech art professors, disguised through code names of Lucky Longtail, Sciuri Thumpus, and Rocky Rattatatus. RSR has a unique, purely-instrumental sound, influenced by Progressive Rock, jam band, and the 70's.
I designed a poster advertising a local RSR gig. After journeying through their discography, I came to a few key words: atmospheric, colorful, fluid, psychedelic, and—above all—fun.
Breaking boundaries in Rock: RSR breaks boundaries of Progressive Rock, so I made sure my design broke out of its boundaries, as well. A couple lines of text were taken from their hilarious website, my personal favorite being, "Your distraction is our pleasure."