After making a Nodame wallpaper in the Art Nouveau style I figured I should make more Nodame "posters" in other art styles. Art Deco is also a favorite style of mine (I am fond of the curvilinear forms, abstract geometric designs and influence of steampunk) and was an obvious next step. The design of this wall was inspired by two Deco posters I found on an image search; one was from Harper's Bazaar where blue silhouettes of people contrasted against a tilted white skyscraper, the second was an Air France poster with a starry sky contained within a silhouette of a Pegasus. These led to the silhouette+cutout+blue effect of this wall. In keeping with certain types of Art Deco stylings, the character artwork is minimal and uses gradients to define areas instead of outlines, set against another simple trace of a violin (which I found on Stock Exchange). Originally there were horns and flutes and other instruments in the background, but one of the hallmarks of Art Deco is its underlying simplicity, so I eventually cut back all the details. Since the color was blue, what better song to be advertising on this 'poster' than "Rhapsody in Blue"? Gerswhin's piece was written in the mid 1920's, at the same time the Art Deco movement was reaching its height, so it is entirely fitting.
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