Miami Design Preservation League organize annual poster contest for artists all over the World. The winner becomes official artist of the festival and his poster becomes a part of Art Deco Weekend history. The contest for 2016 themed as Art of Architecture and my art won the contest. Now my poster is official art piece for 39th Art Deco Weekend.
I decided to enter the Art Deco Weekend Poster contest because, I wanted to do something for my favorite festival. I wanted to create an advertising poster highlighting the Leonard Horowitz pastel colors and the buildings elements that portray the Art Deco design.
The work begins with a pencil sketch. This step is an important stage when I am creating it neat and understandable. After that step I transfer it into Adobe Illustrator where I work with colors and add the details such as architecture elements.
I spent a huge amount of time signing these posters and after when I was at the Festival I had a lot of comments about my work. A lot of people said that this is the one of the best posters they had in a years. Those posters are collectible and a lot of people just buying it for their collection.
Art Deco Weekend is:
A community festival held on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach that welcomes over 150,000 people every year over the 3-day event. A commitment to the Miami Design Preservation League’s mission to preserve, protect & promote historic preservation in the Art Deco District and throughout South Florida through the over 85 educational events held during Art Deco Weekend’s 3-day festival.
That project on Behance: