Finally after our collaboration with students from San Francisco, in which i would take a set of pictures about Dubai (refer to photos on earlier posts), and my partner would send me a set of pictures about San Francisco, and I would have to create TWO separate posters about each city, and maybe create a shared connection through design or text, etc.
My concept: is to show things that are native to each city (since native and foreign were the word pairs i was assigned to), and that’s done by the use of colors and objects i chose to incorporate such as Emirates Towers for the Dubai poster, and The Golden Gate Bridge for the San Francisco poster.
Those are the sketches that i initially made
doodles on native things to dubai
Here is what we call a Dallah, which is used for drinking arabic coffee
And here is the Ghitra, which is the traditional headpiece that men usually wear
Sketches on San Francisco, the pillars (taken from an image my partner sent me), the tram, and the Golden Gate Bridge
Transferring to Photoshop
the idea of the sketchbook and the illustrations is to show that the doodles are emerging from the books as if the sketches themselves are rising above it
Playing with hierarchy by darkening and thickening the text, and i’ve used those very beige-y colors because it relates more to dubai, especially that it’s filled with desert not to mention native things were usually in gold, brown, and beige (those shades and values) hence the choice of colors. The text color is an ink color to connect with the concept of hand drawings.
adding some splashes here and there to make it more sketchy and very natural
same idea with the san francisco poster except the sketchbook is facing downwards and the doodles are falling out, and the colors of green relate to san francisco more, it being the city of greenery as i’ve seen in the photos.
done for now!!!!