Street Art Poster Concept – How Were You Born?

How Were You Born Street Art Concept - N.Hayter 2011

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How Were You Born Street Art Concept - N.Hayter 2011
How Were You Born Street Art Concept – N.Hayter 2011

I see a lot interesting Street Art Posters around Sydney and appreciate their ability to make me smile. This is a design concept I came up with revolving around the theme ‘How Were You Born?’. The answers are of course song titles and the matching images are the singers. If you need a refresher on what these songs sound like, scroll down to watch a compilation video.

In order they are:

  • Lady Gaga – Born This Way (2011)
  • Patrick Hernandez – Born to Be Alive (1979)
  • Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975)
  • Steppenwolf lead singer John Kay – Born to Be Wild (1968)
  • Hank Williams Jr – Born to Boogie (1987)

Print your own and pin it

Print your own version to put up on your favorite telegraph pole, traffic light post, graffiti lined alleyway, or liven up your campus, school or office. If you pin it take a photo and share it in the comments of this post. I’ve had reported sightings of it in the UK and United States so far.


How Were You Born Street Poster - N.Hayter 2011
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How Were You Born Street Poster - N.Hayter 2011
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Need a refresher on the songs?

The making of

Street Art Concept Sketch - N.Hayter 2011
Street Art Concept Sketch

I did some rough sketches on paper first and decided I’d just go with simple silhouette heads all based on the same oval shape. I had a few other songs I’d brainstormed (Born to Love You – Queen, Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen, Born To Try – Delta Goodrem) but decided to just go with 5 for a less cluttered design.

More to come

I’ve already got some ideas for future street flyers based on the same concept but using different themes. Subscribe so you don’t miss out.

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  1. jwr says:

    Congratulations Natalie this is absolutely awesome poster! Wait until i post it around my town! Cheers!

    1. Natalie says:

      Thanks jwr! May I ask where your ‘around my town’ is? I’ve had photo sightings of the poster in the UK and USA so far.

      1. jwr says:

        I live in Greece! 🙂

      2. Natalie says:

        Awesome! I’ve been to Greece (Athens & Corinth)

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  3. Anonymous says:

    I found this poster in a telephone box in Brighton.. I love it! (and I was born this way)

    1. Natalie says:

      That is so great! I never would have thought it would be seen outside of Sydney. I was born this way too! 🙂

  4. I blogged about putting up your street art! There are pictures!

    1. Natalie says:

      Hey there, what country are you in? Just trying to find out where its been displayed 🙂

  5. ben says:

    So awesome i’ve hung it in ireland (in my apartment only though haha i’ll put some in my uni soon)

    1. Natalie says:

      Totally awesome man. Thanks for spreading the love. You are my first reported Irish spotting!

  6. Rosie says:

    Spotted this in my office last week (in Vancouver, BC, Canada). Love it!

    1. Natalie says:

      Thanks for your comment! My first known Canadian sighting. 🙂

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