Woodstock Poster Assignment

Assignment:

With a partner, create and draw a poster advertising the Woodstock Music Festival. Imagine that you're back in the 1960's. To make it appeal to the hippies, use groovy 60's fonts, peace signs & other symbols, and bright psychedelic colors. Include a large title advertising the festival and a list of at least ten of the bands performing. Be creative and have fun!

Include these on your poster:

  • "Woodstock" title in large letters
  • Date and location of the festival
  • At least 10 bands scheduled to perform

Grading:

  • Include all the elements asked above (5 points)
  • Effort: use 60's fonts, symbols and color to give the poster a "hippie" style (5 points)

Use these posters for inspiration:

Don't copy them, but use some of the elements in your own poster.

Fonts & Symbols:

Use these fonts to give your poster a "groovy" 60's look. Look online for more inspiration.

List of Bands:

Friday, August 16, 1969

  • Richie Havens
  • Sweetwater
  • Bert Sommer
  • Tim Hardin
  • Ravi Shankar
  • Melanie
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Joan Baez

Saturday, August 16, 1969

  • Quill
  • Country Joe McDonald
  • John B. Sebastian
  • Keef Hartly Band
  • Santana
  • Incredible String Band
  • Canned Heat
  • Grateful Dead
  • Leslie West & Mountain
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Janis Joplin
  • Sly & The Family Stone
  • The Who
  • Jefferson Airplane

Sunday, August 17, 1969

  • Joe Cocker
  • Country Joe & The Fish
  • Ten Years After
  • Johnny Winter
  • Blood Sweat and Tears
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Monday, August 18, 1969

  • Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Sha Na Na
  • Jimi Hendrix