Sunday, April 20, 2014

Found Festival Design

I recently had the pleasure of doing the design for the 3rd annual Found Festival which is a multidisciplinary arts festival, across several venues in Edmonton. Here's a bit about that process:

1. I like to sketch with coloured animators pencils, they help me distinguish between elements.

2. I made three sketches of different concepts and this was the one the festival organizers decided to go with.  (I was glad, it was my favourite of the options too.)

3.  I drew the under drawing at 1.25 times the print size. The poster is 11 x 17 but the bottom 2.5 inches is reserved for sponsor logos, so the dimensions of my final product seem a bit unusual.

4. Using a lightboard, I inked all the elements on separate pieces of paper. Firstly because my scanner bed is not especially large (and I hate merging scans) and secondly because with all the elements already separate it makes colouring in Photoshop a little faster. 

I also sent the organizers five colour palettes to choose from, they chose the brightest, most summery option. I made two variations of the poster using the same colour scheme.

copyright 2014 Meags Fitzgerald

copyright 2014 Meags Fitzgerald

The festival is also printing t-shirts, this variation of the design was made for a one-screen screenprint.

copyright 2014 Meags Fitzgerald

Monday, April 14, 2014

Now on Twitter

I'm always late to jump on the bandwagon, this has been especially true with social media. But the day has come and I'm happy to say that I can now be found on Twitter, @MeagsFitzgerald.

See you there!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

"Everything" Animation!

Everything from Meags Fitzgerald on Vimeo.

I shot the photos for this animation back in November during my visit to Auto-Photo's warehouse. You can see the "behind the scenes" photos here

If you enjoy the film, please share it!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pages from Photobooth: A Biography

Here are a couple spreads from Photobooth: A Biography! And you can check out the new website for the book here, where you'll be able to order signed and personally inscribed copies starting on May 1st. 

Copyright 2014 M.W. Fitzgerald

Copyright 2014 M.W. Fitzgerald