I think these poster successfully used type to create an expressive piece. Yes there is some expression on the two musicians faces however most of the energy in the poster comes from the shapes the words are making. If the type wasn’t expressive these posters would be average. I love how just by the shapes the words are making you get the feeling of emotion and music exploding out of the instruments, and the instruments themselves are made from the shapes of the words. They’re not in the exact shapes of instruments however you can tell.