I am primarily interested in learning new skills and techniques to apply to posters for the non-profit i am part of, Brooklyn For Peace. I want to do one with just the organization name for now. My biggest hurdles are coming up with something compelling and interesting. But also within my skills. I have only basic Illustrator skills. But I am eager to learn techniques and skills to make more interesting posters.
Many of my ideas seem to on the nose or beyond my skill set so I am still in the brainstorming/sketching stage while playing around with different ideas in Illustrator.
We tend to use a lot of color. Depending on the message we do a lot of black/white with red and gray highlights, as well as a lot of bright, eyecatching colors and tones.
flowers trees water life
yin and yang
Hourglass with peace coming out, war toys going in
Subway map with train stops as conflicts? as peace words?
Peace is the way? subway map to peace. Next stop has to be peace
Fishing for peace of a dock by the Brooklyn Bridge
Plant peace and love, happiness grows layered of bad things festering bad things
Raining/Snowing peace-drops/peace-flakes over skyline
Brooklyn bridge between peace symbol v fingers
Elephant in military garb the elephant in the room
Boat anchored under Brooklyn Bridge with skyline...train going to Brooklyn
Peace Train! Run the train to Brooklyn with skyline in background. Signs that says trains to peace.
Train schedule with peace info
Train repair announcement peace info
Silhouettes...of people doing...
patterns of small peace signs
Floating, surrenal peace sign scene...
Beehive with peace sign hidden in beehives pattern