Daft Punk is releasing their new album next month, titled Random Access Memories. While biking around in San Francisco I started seeing some posters and billboards on walls advertising the new album and was inspired by the amazing artwork. Of course I've always wanted to do something for Daft Punk so this post's timing seems just about right.

So in this post I will show you how to create a simple and minimalistic poster for the Daft Punk. We will use Illustrator and then Photoshop for some mockups.

Reference

Step 1

Open Illustrator and create a new document. I am using A3 format. After that create 2 circles. Overlap them like the image below.

Daft Punk Poster

Step 2

Go to WIndow>Pathfinder. Then click on the Minus Front to delete the red part and keep just the top. That will be the reflection of the helmet.

Daft Punk Poster

Step 3

Now with the Rectangle Tool create a rectangle in the center, then with the Pen Tool (p) start creating the details on the side of the helmet.

Daft Punk Poster

Step 4

Once you finish one side, just duplicate it and flip it horizontally to have the other part.

Daft Punk Poster

Step 5

Create another rectangle based on the images we used for reference.

Daft Punk Poster

Step 6

Apply a gradient to the biggest rectangle like the references used for the design.

Daft Punk Poster

Step 7

Now just change the white to black for the the colors and add a dark background.

Daft Punk Poster

Final result

To finish the poster, let's add their logo and we're good. The design is pretty simple and minimalist, but it works really well. Now it's up to you to create your own.

Daft Punk Poster

Details

Some applications for the poster, just for fun.

Daft Punk Poster

Daft Punk Poster

Daft Punk Poster

About the author of this post

Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.