While sketching my poster I was inspired by tarot cards, Mexican “Loteria” cards, and Ouija boards. I’m drawn to the aesthetic of the mystical and occult. The style of my linework was also influenced by Art Deco.
I’m interested in the intersection of art, community, and social change. Graphic design for non-profits and large-scale public artwork are two areas I’m drawn to for that reason.
I began with pencil sketches but turned those into vectors once I was satisfied with the layout because I knew I wanted all the lines to be clean and monoweight.
I worked with a great Boston-area screenprinter, Jay LaCouture, who did an amazing job making all the linework pop on a dark background. He used white and metallic gold plastisol inks for extra opacity against the dark paper I selected.
I deeply believe that the bike can be an instrument of social change by reclaiming the streets for people instead of cars. Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá, says it best: “A bikeway is a symbol that a citizen on a $30 bicycle is equally important as a citizen in a $30,000 car.”
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