Peter Cho Guest Speaker Poster
In collaboration with another artist, we produced the red poster using the abstract digital texture I created inspired by Cho's work.
Isabelle Vandenabeele Guest Speaker Poster
I collaborated with an illustrator who provided the image of the little girl; as the Creative Director I decided on the placement, colors, and typographic direction of the poster.
I worked with Liza Enebeis, the Creative Director of Studio Dumbar (highly influential Dutch graphic design agency that has helped shape international design for over three decades) on an intensive time-based workshop to create the last two posters using pure adrenaline, paper, and glue.
The following poster series involves educating the public about the power of fruit - especially in keeping our hearts healthy. I first began by brainstorming methods of communication. When it came to picking a subject, I chose to study different types of fruit and their resemblance to human anatomy. I primarily focused on photographing the pomegranate by framing the fruit to resemble the heart and blood cells.
The goal was to remind the public of the agency they have in acting now, in order to live a heart healthy life. Not shown is they way I incorporated all the fruits in an interactive website, where by scrolling over the illustration of the heart, the heart would reveal the function that particular fruit serves in promoting a healthy body.
While exploring contemporary Graphic Design in The Netherlands, I was expected to document my experience abroad in an objective manner. As I began to struggle with the assignment, I asked myself and the professor - why does it have to be objective in the first place? The liberal and experimental artistic freedom I witnessed in Holland reminded me of my Social Studies/Feminist hero - Gloria E. Anzaldúa - an incredible activist who actively and poetically challenged social norms. I followed my instincts to outright reject the assignment and offer an opposing solution supported by the following quote:
In trying to become ‘objective,’ Western culture made ‘objects’ of things and people when it distanced itself from them, thereby losing ‘touch’ with them.
As I allowed myself to become inspired by the content itself, a new direction began to emerge. My background in Women's Studies with an emphasis in Sexuality began to seep through the content and its visual form: resulting in a series of Risograph printed posters that are multilayered in its raw abstraction and sexual connotations.
A word I created to symbolize the purest form of self-confidence that transcends all limitations, best known for it's ability to guide the subject into new territory of raw potential to the point of insanity and/or genius.
Bare witness to the creation of a new word used to inspire innovative methods of typographic experimentations.
The abstract form in the background was created by collaging images of architectural imagery; a mysterious and heavily patterned texture used to symbolize the tension between genius and insanity.
Discover new typographic forms by analyzing the shape of an object.
The digital inspired by the analog.
The analog inspired by the digital.