Nibana is a small extravagant festival based on
exploration without intoxication. A place where pretty much everything
is possible and you can experiment with different sides of yourself.
For this extremely fun project, my mission was to create
intriguing visuals to suggest the feeling and atmosphere of the festival.
I created illustrations that run across website and prints.
C O L O U R P A L E T T E
To evoke the feeling of a cheerful atmosphere in a daytime
outdoor sunny environment, I chose shades of different earth colours
with hints of bring reds, yellows and blues.
H E R O I M A G E
For the website landing page I illustrated a floating world
populated by a variety of creatures that invite you to enter Nibana.
The challenge was to represent the essence of the festival in its dual aspect
of introspection and extrospection, represent and promote sexuality in a friendly way,
evoke happiness and playfulness avoiding the connotation of a children illustration.
Overall use elements and details without being too specific and leave
enough room for imagination and personal interpretation.
A central character extends its hand inviting you to enter the world of Nibana,
hands in hands with a string of dancing creatures that fades away into the horizon.
The composition and characters wants to trigger curiosity, express diversity and emotions,
encourage freedom and sexual exploration, convey a sense of safety and security,
raise a sense of community and give room to inner space and meditation.
Nibana take place on a beautiful green terrain in the French countryside.
It's small enough to be cozy, yet big enough to wander off.
The various playgrounds on the terrain each cater to a different mood.
In line with the style, I created a series of smaller illustration
representing the different areas and activities.
I C O N S
Nibana offers 6 types of workshops to explore alone and connect with others.
They encourage you to go outside your comfort zone or play it safe.
C R E A T U R E S
I designed a variety of characters with more or less human features to suggest the type of feeling and activity happening in the festival. In unison with the general atmosphere, they want to symbolise diversity, happiness, introspection and sexuality.
P R I N T S
To promote the event I was asked to create poster and flyer in a simple and elegant way. I recomposed the elements of the illustration adapting them to the different sizes.
The design is result of a teamwork.
C R E D I T S
D e s i g n T e a m