Project B: Posters Final

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:ย 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!!!!


7 thoughts on “Project B: Posters Final

  1. I love the connection that you have between both the San Francisco and Dubai poster and how they’re sketchy and interesting. The San Francisco poster would have been better if you changed the color or maybe a different shade of green. I love the splashes of color!
    good job keep it up! xx

  2. Wow Roudha ! Its really amazing I like the colors and your drawings are simply amazing.In your Dubai poster I think you need to move the words a bit to the right side because Flourish & ing aren’t together. And for your San Francisco poster if you could move the sentence to the left side so there will be more space between your sentence and the edge of the poster. But I’m really impressed! โค Great work

  3. I really like your posters. I love how you used your own doodles and sketches that you did on paper for the posters, and I think it was a smart move using the water colors brush strokes ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. WooW Roudha!! mashallah your posters are really nice and creative. I love the idea of using your own drawings and the way that you planned to combine your drawing together. as maha said for your San Francisco poster if you can remove the sentence to the left so it won’t be next to the edge of the poster. But in general!! great job^_*

  5. The Dubai one is amazing ! i really love the way you collaged all the elements you had. especially scanning and making it feel all related to each other, and of course i love the SF one as well, you gave it a unique flow and feel to it.
    and yea ! great drawings ! i love how you placed the ghetra over the D, brush strokes are interesting and gives it a great texture.
    Definitely my favorites so far ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Wow Roudha…!!!

    Don’t know what to say , I see your posters are amazing and perfect.
    I love that you draw your photos. simple and creative.
    The colors are really nice, but I think if you used warm colors for SF poster will work well as a night city and modern.

    keep the good work

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