A poster for BTS' song Black Swan. At the very top 'Black Swan' is written using two different typefaces. Below the title there's a painting of each of the seven members, which frame a spotlight where each of the band members are standing in different poses. Feathers are falling around the title, band members and inside the spotlight.
Media: Digital illustration and layout.

These posters aren’t just focused on the portraits of the band members, but also with some of the dance performances which happened both in the music video and their stage show performance of the song. While the individual posters are focused on Jimin’s solo dance in the music video, this group poster is focused on the entire group. The pose they’re all standing in happens to be the start and end pose to their dance performance both in the music video for Black Swan and during their stage shows.

Poster for the song Black Swan by BTS. At the top of the poster 'Black Swan' is written in two different typefaces. Each of the band members are pictured sticking out of dark feathers that are falling down among a lot of smaller feathers.
Media: Digital illustration and layout.

The use of feathers were inspired by the the performances of the song during their stage shows. Towards the end of the performance feathers fall onto the stage as the band is performing, and might even incorporated into the graphics displayed on the big screen behind them. After adding the feathers to the portraits and the initial poster, I was really curious about how I could combine the feathers with the portraits, which led to these two posters. These white posters add a much needed bright point in what otherwise might be a very dark series.

Poster for the song Black Swan by BTS. At the top of the poster 'Black Swan' is written in two different typefaces. Each of the band members are pictured inside large dark feathers that are falling down among a lot of smaller feathers.
Media: Digital illustration and layout.

This poster has a slightly different feel to the previous feather themed poster, as the band members are fully contained by shape of the feathers. This both creates a feeling of their images being projected onto the falling feathers, but also can also make it seem like the fate of the band is sealed. The latter fits well with the meaning behind the song; namely the relationship an artist has with their craft, and what happens when there’s a loss of love or joy for that craft.

Individual posters

The individual posters have a focus on each of band members, but with a secondary focus on the solo dance performed during the music video. Instead of featuring the entire band, all of the dance poses are based on Jimin’s dance solo, who performs the dance in a spotlight. Inside the spotlight six dark feathers are seen, which symbolise the rest of the band. I’ve written more about my thoughts and reasoning behind the imagery in the portrait post for these images, so make sure to check that out as well.

A poster for the song Black Swan by BTS featuring a portrait of RM from BTS overlaid by Jimin performing a solo dance in a spotlight. Feathers are falling around the portrait, and six feathers are seen inside the spotlight, signifying that despite Jimin being in the spotlight, the remaining six members are also in the spotlight with him.

RM

Media: Digital illustration and layout.
Poster for BTS' song Black Swan featuring the portrait of BTS' Jin, overlaid with a still of Jimin dancing in the spotlight, with feathers falling all around them.

Jin

Media: Digital illustration and layout.
A poster the song Black Swan by BTS composition of a portrait BTS' Suga overlaid by Jimin's solo dance. Around the portrait white feathers are falling, but in the spotlight there's six feathers, signifying that despite Jimin being in the spotlight, the remaining six members are also in the spotlight with him.

Suga

Media: Digital illustration and layout.
Poster for BTS' song Black Swan featuring J-Hope overlaid by a dancer Jimin  with a spotlight. Around the portrait white feathers are falling, but in the spotlight six dark feathers are seen, they signify that despite Jimin being in the spotlight, the remaining six members are also in the spotlight with him.

J-Hope

Media: Digital illustration and layout.
A poster for the song Black Swan by BTS featuring the portrait of BTS' Jimin overlaid by his solo dance with a spotlight. Around the portrait white feathers are falling, but in the spotlight there's six feathers, signifying that despite Jimin being in the spotlight, the remaining six members are also in the spotlight with him.

Jimin

Media: Digital illustration and layout.
A poster for the song Black Swan by BTS featuring a portrait of V from BTS overlaid Jimin performing a solo dance in spotlight. White feathers fall around the portrait, but six feathers are falling inside the spotlight, which signify that despite Jimin being in the spotlight, the remaining six members are also in the spotlight with him.

V

Media: Digital illustration and layout.
Poster for BTS' song Black Swan featuring Jung Kook overlaid with Jimin performing a dance solo illuminated with a spotlight. Feathers are falling around the portrait, and six feathers are seen inside the spotlight, signifying that despite Jimin being in the spotlight, the remaining six members are also in the spotlight with him.

Jung Kook

Media: Digital illustration and layout.