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Sabo Bridge

About this Poster

I see this bridge virtually every day and it is probably my favorite piece of architecture in the Twin Cities. I was also inspired by vintage travel posters and their way of being appreciated by locals who recognize the monuments and alluring to those who aren't as familiar. This is a 3rd edition print from our 2016 Minneapolis show.

18.0″ x 24.0
French Paper, Pop-Tone, Blu Raspberry
2-color screen print

Meet Krisna MacDonald

Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

I'm a graphic designer in Minneapolis and my current fixation is with icon design and brand identity systems. In both disciplines, I enjoy the challenge of taking something that's complex like a thought, a feeling or a memory and searching for that perfect metaphor that is both visually appealing and digestible.

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Back Story

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Perfect Balance

I thought the way this poster would be most successful would be in its accuracy of the bridge's depiction — so I began with taking a lot of photos and overlaying them with simple vector shapes to block in the composition. Then I figured out what details are paramount in making every element recognizable and just iterate and edit until I find that perfect balance of clarity and stylization. 

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Skyline Magic

While the Sabo Bridge was obviously the source of inspiration (and if anything the largest element of the poster), I probably spent the most time working on the Minneapolis skyline. You see it done so many times where it's just an outline or a solid block of color so I challenged myself to execute it differently. A local screenprinter, Erik Hamline, printed my posters and he is seriously a dark wizard.

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Everybody's Doing It

I got into biking through peer pressure — all of my college friends were doing it. We would bike to class together, bike to the bars, bike to the park, we just biked everywhere if there was a road to it. So now every time I hop on my bike, I always think of that one group of friends that helped me pick out my first bike that I still ride today.