Hand Drawn Posters

Empty Bowl Poster
Closeup of one of the Empty Bowl posters.

Problem

Advertise a non-profit event using hand drawn typography. The Austin Empty Bowl Project has an event every year to raise money for organizations such as Kids Cafe and Meals for Kids — two organizations that help to feed needy children. Basically, the weekend before Thanksgiving, you go to the event, purchase a ceramic bowl made by a local potter, fill it with soup made by local chefs and listen to live music while eating and feeling good that you are helping to feed hungry kids.

The symbolism of the event is the bowl which people get to keep to remind them that others have empty bowls, so I knew what I needed to focus on the bowl for this campaign.

Solution

For research, I usually make moodboards, but for this project, I made a research booklet containing a variety of images containing hand drawn type, color palettes taken from images of pottery, and fonts that I might like to emulate when hand drawing the poster images.

Empty Bowl process book cover image
Cover of Empty Bowl process book
Empty Bowl process book moodboard image
Empty Bowl process book, one of the moodboard images
Empty Bowl process book palette image
Empty Bowl process book, a spread of palette images
Empty Bowl process book sketch section
Empty Bowl process book, beginning of Sketch section
Empty Bowl process book first version of sketches
Empty Bowl process book, first version of sketches
Empty Bowl process book second version of sketches
Empty Bowl process book, second version of sketches
Empty Bowl process book last version of sketches
Empty Bowl process book, last version of sketches

Result

I settled on the last version of sketches and produced these two posters, which are printed on very toothy paper:

Empty Bowl poster 1
Empty Bowl poster 1
Empty Bow poster 2
Empty Bowl poster 2

Other Print Work

Lorem Ipsum Booklet

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Chicken book

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