This is the first poster design mocked up. The idea would be to use two sheets of paper, one with the speakers artwork and the other introducing the event. This was unsuccessful as the front sheet of paper looked really empty and there wasn't really a way of getting around that - as you can see below, the type was experimented with heavily.
This is the next poster design. This was definitely more successful than the first design because the type fit a lot more appropriately and it was legible, however the colours used weren't great and the whole poster seemed very 2D and didn't grab the viewers attention.
The next poster design was a lot more successful and played with the type on the image of the speakers work. This would definitely grab the viewers attention, and it also was very legible and easy to follow. The only thing that didn't work was the fact that the poster was quite boring - it grabs the viewers attention, however it doesn't really engage with the viewer - it would be interesting to see if there was a way of making the viewer have to think about what they are looking it further.
This is the final poster design, which was a lot more successful and had a heavy focus on negative space, however there is too much negative space and the poster looks very similar to a lot of posters out there - it's unoriginal and so for that reason it's not successful.