If this is your first time, welcome to Greensboro. This city has many hidden treasures, ranging from history to culture. After living here for five years, I am still learning of hidden coffee shops, galleries, thrift stores and other potential. The most recent treasure was to have the U.S. Figure Skating Championships hosted here in Mid-January. Two years ago, I saw the call to artist for the poster design competition, but began designing much closer to the deadline.
I the design challenge was to not have any type, or writing at all. However, there were no other constraints. I wanted to do something focusing more so on content layering. Instead of focusing on only the beauty, I wanted to add functionality to it. The conjoined figures are actually stages of a performance. Each poster depicts the first, second, and third, place winners of 2014 U.S. Championships, which were hosted in Boston.
The following are the winners and their performances captured on video:
Meryl Davis & Charlie White
Second Place (My Favorite)
Madison Chock & Evan Bates
Maia & Alex Shibutani
The Championships have been a big deal, as it relates to potential participants for the Olympics in the near future. This event is a mere stepping stone for some of these performers, much like the illustrations that overlay each other to capture a timeless moment that marks their hard work to compete at the level they do. This series inspired me to make more videos relating to Greensboro’s many hidden secrets, which I will post another day. Enjoy!
P.S. The prints will be posted on my Digital Fine Arts Gallery