Illustrations for Nibana

                          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

                          Sander Koppelaar: Initiator of Nibana
                          Marieke Schoutsen: Web designer
                          Francesca Barchiesi: Designer, illustrator
                          Vlad Cristea: Logo designer


Illustrations for Nibana

Illustrations for Nibana

Vector illustrations for Nibana.