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This is my third year creating the promotional poster for the Marigold Project’s Día de los Muertos festival that takes place in Garfield Park in San Francisco every November 2nd.
The posters have just gone to press, and should soon be making an appearance in the Mission neighborhoods!
Late summer 2009 I answered an open call from the Marigold Project seeking an artist to design the poster for the local Día de los Muertos procession and celebration. Even though it was a non-profit job I fought very hard for it, coming up with numerous ideas for the poster and drawing sketches before I’d even been chosen. I’ve always loved the imagery of the Day of the Dead, and I really wanted to design the poster.
I ended up winning the job, the poster was a big success, and this year there was no open call – the Marigold Project asked me directly to design and illustrate the 2010 poster. I of course jumped at the chance, because it was so fantastic working with them last year! I think this year’s poster turned out just as great, and while the vibe of the illustration is completely different, the two posters make a nice pair. The lotería theme was fun to incorporate, and I enjoyed re-designing the cards to fit in with the Día de los Muertos imagery.
I have a limited number of signed posters available in my Etsy shop, so if you weren’t able to pick one up at the local celebration this is your chance to snag a poster!
I’m caffeinated, let’s go.
I’m working on a whole package of branding and illustration for a local beekeeping and honey store, Her Majesty’s Secret Beekeeper, that is opening up soon. Here’s the logo:
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed making up a mechanical bee. The entire look of the store will be very Art Nouveau meets Steampunk.
And this piece was a private commission from an author who wanted a depiction of one of her characters.