I’m pleased as punch to have put together the spring concert poster for the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association and the North Shore Chorus’ spring collaboration. They will perform two concerts of one of Rossini’s sacred works, the Petite Messe Solennelle, on March 12th and April 2nd.
I had a lot of fun with this one – I did a sketch of a Rossini portrait to use as my background and then scanned it in to my computer, where I changed it into a vector image in Illustrator. I had recently got my hands on some new fonts, and I enjoyed playing with the contrast between the script font of the composer name, and the bold modernity of the title text. I hope it references the traditional aesthetic associated with classical music, and the joyous, expressive energy that comes to mind when I think of Rossini, but with a clean, contemporary feel.
It’s time for this year’s Genderfest! Genderfest is an East Van celebration of queer pride, that brings together a bunch of great events that celebrate gender diversity. It’s a festival I really believe in and I was so pleased to be asked back this year to do the promotional graphics!
We put together a poster listing all the events, with a luscious west coast background, which I got to use my wacom tablet to draw some ferns for. I also had a blast creating an alternate interpretation of the Genderfest unicorn logo into a simplified banner image, and update the website background to match. Expanding the web graphics side of things from last year, the Facebook banner I created lists all the events and describes the festival, in case folks want a quick cheat-sheet of what’s going on. The really cool part of this year’s promotions is a folding business card with all of the event listings. The idea is that instead of having a bulky flyer that people toss away or tape to their fridge at home, this is something they can carry around in their wallet and open it up when they’re out on the town.
The final Genderfest event is Unicorn Born – an epic East Van dance party (19+) happening this Sunday at the Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph St). Check out the Genderfest website for Unicorn Born accessibility information. I’ll see you there with my dancing shoes on!
I had some illustration fun lately transforming the Internet’s famed Keyboard Cat, into the serious and adorable Dandycat, complete with powdered wig and cravat! You just know Dandycat is playing that keyboard on the harpsichord setting. I created the image in Illustrator, using my wacom tablet.