A few months ago I was approached to take part in a poster show that would benefit the United Way in their efforts to help families stay housed and warm this winter. Knowing that families had to face the Alaskan winters… I accepted wholeheartedly.

There were a few parameters to work within: Size (18×24″) 2 Colors: (PMS 277C & PMS Cool Gray 9) Subject: create a poster that evokes your impression of home. Here’s the result…

Immediately I gravitated to the retro style of 50’s Americana, an influence from my grandparents in Michigan. But the subject matter was a struggle to nail down. Trying to define such a simple word as “Home” evoked so many images and impression. When looking back on memories of home I discovered its not a particular building or a particular place, but the feelings associated with it. Over the years, I’ve found many places that echo similar feelings. Of course, nothing will ever replace where I initially began.

The blue background is made up of 130 illustrations that personally evoke the memories or ideals of “home.” The overall message is taken from East Coker, a poem from T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. In which, Eliot emphasizes the need for a journey. And as we grow, along this journey, we always carry this inherent demand for home.

Totally stoked to see the show and the work of the other talented designers involved. Join me and check it out at:
SnowCity Café. February 3 – March 1, 2012, First Friday Opening: 5:30 – 8:00 pm