Sunday, February 20, 2011

Other Projects

Designing a Poster 
I recently completed this design for the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival poster design competition.   This competition had a series of specific requirement for entries, such as the use of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival logo and the inclusion of specific text and space for sponsor logos.  
I developed this design after spending part of a Saturday afternoon walking along the stretch of Milwaukee where the festival will be held this July.  It is a portion of the Avenue, which cuts through the Logan Square neighborhood, in Chicago.  It is a commercial strip that includes newcomers like The Rocking Horse and mainstays like the Logan Theater.  After that visit, I made an original watercolor painting of the stretch of Milwaukee just north of Logan Boulevard, which is featured in this poster.  It is the stretch that includes El Cid, which has a great patio and affordable Mexican fare.  It is just north of Lula Cafe, one of my favorite Logan Square restaurants and the Logan Square Auditorium, which feels very much like seeing a concert in your high school gym!  

What are some of your favorite Logan Square haunts?
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