This week's flier proves that a great flier can be fashioned from very few elements. Just have a look at this Air Dubai flier. What do we have? a stark, stenciled image. Some type. A textured background. That's it.
And it totally works.
It all starts with the wise, if unusual, decision to go gray. This flier doesn't need color, but it takes a confident (or very poor) designer to realize that. The graf-style stencil (reminiscent of Banksy's work -- or is it a lift?) works really well as a black on concrete-textured gray, as it would in real life. And the touch of reverse type for the band name really makes it pop.
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Elsewhere, the use of different fonts for each band works surprisingly well. That many mixed fonts is usually a bad sign, but in conjunction with the sleek, minimalist design aesthetic in use, it just provides a bit of individuality for each act without drawing undue focus from the main act/design.