Alex Due

Some days ago I felt like redecorating my room. There was a large poster on one of the walls which I wanted to replace by another one. I started looking for poster of bands and musicians I like. But either I found nothing at all or the posters were much to small (I wanted it to be A0, which is approx. 120 cm × 84 cm). So I thought, why not designing my own poster and printing it out. A few months ago I found a software called “Rasterbator” which divides a large poster into single pages which you can then print out with your own ink or laser printer. There are a lot of impressive pictures from posters people did that way on the Internet. Just look for “Rasterbator” at your preferred search engine.

Anyway, I thought I could design a poster myself, print it out and put it on the wall. If I made it as a vector graphic I could scale it to any size and print it as large as I wanted. So all I needed was some design which represented music, because that’s what I wanted to be on the wall. I started to play with a note, but didn’t come far. So I looked for a vector graphic of a treble clef which I could use. I found one, did some arrangements, two versions (one white, one black), and you can see what the result looks like.

Now that the poster is ready, I release it into the public. If you like it just print it out yourself. If you want to use it as a basis for your own poster design, feel free to do so. Creative Commons makes it easy.


Here are some files you might want to download. I made both posters in A0 (1188 mm × 840 mm) and A1 (840 mm × 594 mm). You can choose between the normal and the rasterized version.

And here are the source files:

License information

The poster “Treble clef” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 License. This regards the PDF-files and the Scalable Vector Graphics source SVG-files. It uses parts of the image “Bass and Treble clef.svg” by “Lthown” which was published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

2 responses

  1. 01

    Mr. Due,

    I am a member of my high school’s choirs, Manchester High School of Chesterfield, Virginia. Recently we were working to redesign our t shirt logo and because our school colors are blue and orange, your design worked perfectly. I wanted to inquire about purchasing rights to use your design on our chorus t shirts. Your name and credits can certainly be on the shirt, and I want to thank you for such a wonderful design.

    Thank you!

    Ben Millefolie

  2. 02

    Hello Mr. Millefolie,

    thank you very much for your email. I’m honored to learn that you are
    interested in using my treble clef poster design for choir T-shirts.

    When it comes to my work my philosophy is “sharing is caring”.
    Therefore, I’m publishing all my work under Creative Commons [1]
    licenses which allow everybody to download and share it for free.

    The original blog post [2] of the poster specifies the licence as the
    “Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 License”. Thereby anybody
    has permission to share and use the poster as long as they attribute me
    as the creator.

    But frankly I’m not sure whether I would like to have some creator’s
    name printed on my T-shirt. What’s the point?

    Hence, I hereby grant you permission to use the treble clef design in
    any context of the Manchester High School choir of Chesterfield,
    Virginia, for an unlimited time and free of charge.

    Kind regards
    Alex Due