Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Power of De Word

So my good friend Taharqa Obika is having a Spoken Word Concert. For those of you who like poetry and would like to maintain a cool vibes this Saturday, this is the show for you. Featuring some of Trinidad's most captivating practitioners of the oral tradition. Names like Philomena, Muhammad Muwakil, Kizzie Ruiz, Keegan Maharaj, Ivory Hayes, Mistah Shak, Jervae Caesar, Lou Lyons, Naomi Abiola, North Eastern and Friends Choir and Taharqa Obika would be there. Tickets are still on sale......you can check the flyer below.

Ok so now onto my contribution in this whole thing. I was approached a few months ago by Taharqa to come up with a logo for this event. Now when you hear power of the word some how people automatically start thinking rebellion and revolution which translates into the clenched fist. I try not to be stereotypical as much as possible when I design, so it was a challenge for me to use what was existing and transform it into something contemporary and unique.

Preliminary Ideas

The final logo design had a retro feel to it with a stylized mic on top. The colours and the wings at the side of the logo also assisted to make the design visually appealing.

I also worked on the flyer and the ticket for the event.These also had a fun retro feel to it.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ten Images for Ithaca 2010

Ten Images for Ithaca is a annual poster design competition that is held in Ithaca, Greece. This year the theme was Labels. You can find out more about the competition here. I had several ideas on the theme but one stood out more that the others, skin as a label. Just imagine putting a label on a person because of the colour of their skin.........and I mean a REAL LABEL. One that categorizes a persons ethnic makeup, personality traits, and value when related to other skin types. The design involved photographing various skin tones and filling out the Nutritional Value accordingly. The poster below is the one I chose for the competition. I did not win but I really think I want to continue the study. I am on the search for new skin so if you are interested drop me a line.


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