This piece is an exploration of material and texture throughout type treatment. I assembled the phrase “You Only Live Once” as a personal poster; I wanted to explore something outside of my own look. In the process, I envisioned it black and white and worked on mixing different textures together that would mingle well together. Chrome letters and distortion of type inspired me. I looked into patterns that involved one or two colors with a clean spark to them. As you can see, the poster showcases a flow from clear to distorted and melted letters. My goal was to incorporate action in a static design that would create more engagement and energy. This project started with pen and pencil and kept evolving with the help of Illustrator and Photoshop. In Illustrator, I created the basic shapes that would frame the letters, and then took these shapes into Photoshop to administer textures and proper lighting and shading treatments.
“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
― Mahatma Gandhi