Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

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  • Client asked for a 60x120cm poster depicting birds along with¬†the famous Patrick Henry quote "Give me liberty or give me death". I settled on gray herons (a common bird in Denmark) and an art deco inspired illustration style which enabled me to experiment with geometry, textures¬†and custom typography.
  • Detail 1: Heron neck and head
  • Detail 2: Heron wing
  • Detail 3: Heron wing in front
  • Detail 4: Waves and sun reflections
  • Detail 5: Custom typography based on classic art deco traditions with emphasis on geometry.
  • Detail 6: Distant bird
  • Early digital sketch (after having done some rough pencil drafts to settle on a general composition).
    I later decided to move the sun to the right instead of having it dead center.