Hello hello! How you doing? I hope you’re having a great day so far! Following on from my previous blog post where I shared a brand new gouache painting illustration, I’m pleased to showcase a brand new poster design on my blog today. I’ve been working on this for the last few weeks, but it’s finally ready to show you – woop woop!
I was asked to produce a poster design and illustration for the University of Northampton’s up and coming conference, ‘Human Endeavour in Antarctica and Space’.
Depicting a conference that looks at space and Antarctica as the context, with other topics including science, exploration, photography and entrepreneurship, I was really pleased to be asked to produce this poster design.
How I Developed This Poster Design
After receiving the brief, I began sketching in my sketchbook, working out the idea for the poster and it’s composition. This is what I do for every illustration commission that I receive, and after numerous sketches, I decided to look at the key elements when someone thinks of Antarctica and space – of Penguins and space itself.
I wanted it to be a fun and interesting poster design, so I incorporated elements such as a Penguin with a space helmet, visualizing Antarctica itself, and introducing the type to the poster design. Working with a limited colour palette, I love placing white text in-front of a dark coloured background, and think it makes the type really stand out on the page.
Producing the poster design with gouache, watercolour and edited in Adobe InDesign, I really happy with how it looks and communicates, and think it encourages people to attend. If you like the sound of this event, simply head on over to Northampton’s Shop page, were you will be able to gain more information about the event and where you can buy tickets.
This poster design is now brand new on my illustration portfolio, if you would like to discover more about this project!
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