art & design

allow me to rip off the WPA

January 14, 2012
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This is an illustration for Kingfisher Bar and Grill’s Late Night promotion I’ve been working on. Yes, I still occasionally take on some free-lance design projects.

Lately I’ve been inspired by poster designs from the WPA. Specifically, I love the screen printing technique and the simplicity of form to create a contextual environment.

To replicate the textures of these posters I rolled ink onto a flat piece of stock and scanned it into PS. I ended up layering several different attempts on this specific illustration.

Initially I was working on an image of a Kingfisher bird, but then decided it might be more interesting to reference the bird rather than show it. Hence, I created a feather and the rest wrote itself! Let me know what you think.

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2 Comments

  • Reply zbrad July 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I don’t see it so much as a rip off if WPA. I think of it more like inspiration Instead. Great work

    • Reply davidtornado August 1, 2012 at 3:56 am

      Aw thanks man!

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