Winner 2020 / Posters / Musical

Revolutionary Jazz Musicians

  • Prize
    Winner in Musical / Posters
  • University
    University of Cincinnati
  • Designer
    Ryan Page
  • Design Team
    Professor Reneé Seward
  • Credits
    3 found images from the internet.

The goal was to spotlight the instruments of Buddy Bolden, Fats Waller, and Jason Kao Hwang. Not only did I want to emphasize the difference in each of their instrumentations, I also wanted to visually translate the different styles, rhythms, and patterns heard within their music, with Bolden’s style upbeat and lively, Waller’s smooth and melodic, and Hwang’s style unpredictable and eerie. Finally, I also wanted to convey their impact on the genre of jazz as a whole. How each of these three men’s music revolutionized the jazz musical landscape of what jazz was thought to have been.