Santa Christmas Part Poster

Christmas is a time of fun, family and gifts for many. For other people it is a time of loneliness or December stress. However,   why do we actually celebrate Christmas?

I personally have bit of resistance against Christmas. 1st I used to work in retail and there is a Christmas mainly for achieving the highest number of sales from the whole year.

2nd I am only child of my mother, my father was divorced so he had a children from previous marriage, but they are much older than me. I am actually not really single child neither I have siblings.

Anyways my dad died in 1997 and that gap of family of 3 was never really filled. I still see it as it is bit too empty. Maybe this year I  will try bit harder to overcome the resistance.

I have create Christmas posters to bring some joy.


Music Therapy Poster

In this post I am showing my ideas of music poster designs. Promoted activity is meant for clients of residential homes overcoming mental illnesses or dealing with problems in their lives.

Listening to music and/or having sing-alongs with seniors can trigger thoughts and memories that can help them heal. Often, seniors who struggle with dementia or other cognitive disorders have a very difficult time trying to find the words they want to use, or they may know the words but can’t remember how to use it in context. Music has a way of helping seniors in this category by triggering memories or recalling how certain words are used in context. They may hear a certain song and want to dance, even! Naturally, physical movement is important for overall health, so let them dance the night away!

Overall, music can play a vital role in helping seniors cope with loss and other stressors. Memory loss can be the most frustrating parts of facing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, but music allows seniors to recognize a song and remember just where they were when they first heard it. Or, they may hear a song and instantly be drawn back to a certain event, such as their wedding or the birth of a child, etc.

Music therapy can help people with a range of emotional disorders and mental illness and can impact fundamentally on the way people live their lives.

Christmas Party Poster

I was thinking about wanting to create a Christmas Poster for a little while. Now I have finally done one. I really enjoy designing ans creating posters so this time of a year I see as great opportunity for creating one.

I am sure I will be doing more.

Sophrology Therapy

The term is defined as the “study of consciousness in harmony” and involves reinforcing the connection between the body and the mind. 

Sophrology is a gentle therapy – think along the lines of a cross between Eastern techniques (Yoga, Buddhist Meditation and Japanese Zen) and Western therapeutic techniques (Hypnosis, Classical Relaxation Methods) – that aims to improve our wellbeing and quality of life. The technique offers exercises that are easy to practice in your everyday life and includes breathing work, body movements, muscular relaxation and visualisation.

One of the duties for my new volunteering position was design a poster for such activity. I have never heard this name before so I had to do some research into the topic.

As a graphic designer I like to do some search around for inspiration. I was disappointed there weren’t that many sophrology posters around to get inspired by. I was on my own then.

When looking at any poster  like to know what I am going to do and if it is difficult to do or not and this case was no different. I used very basic imagery for my poster to show what this activity involves.

You can use Sophrology to your personal gain, whether you simply need to top up your energy levels or are feeling strained as you go about everyday life.

Figuring out what specific issue you would like to address is the first step.

From there, visiting a Sophrologist to find out more about how it works will enable you to incorporate small practices in your life that will improve your life in the long run.

“You can think of Sophrology as an evolution of meditation where you learn to tap into your resilience and strength to deal with life’s challenges and create more balance and happiness,” explained Antiglio.

“It is more dynamic and uses a number of techniques including breathing, relaxation, body awareness and visualisation to help you connect with your resilience and improve your mental and physical health.”

Remembrance Therapy Posters for residential home

Remembrance Therapy is just What You Needed. Reminiscence therapy is a treatment that uses all the senses — sight, touch, taste, smell and sound — to help individuals with dementia remember events, people and places from their past lives. As part of the therapy, care partners may use objects in various activities to help individuals with recall of memories.

For Proust it was a bite of a buttery madeleine; for some, it’s the taste of a gooey Mallomar. And for you, it might be a few notes of “Yellow Submarine” or the sight of a little girl stacking Legos that catapults your mind decades into the past. Under the right conditions, the tiniest trigger can unleash a flood of sunny memories in even the least sentimental among us.

Thinking of good memories for just 20 minutes a day can make people more cheerful than they were the week before, and happier than if they think of their current lives, report researchers from Loyola University.




Most people spontaneously reminisce when they’re alone or feeling down—or both—which suggests that we reach for pleasant memories as an antidote to feeling blue, says Loyola psychologist Fred Bryant. Think of a new arrival to a big city who remembers good times with friends back home.
I love wild colours and I admit it sometimes I go far too wild.

GFEST 2018 Launch

I started to volunteer for this oranisation called “Wise Thoughts” which is dynamic local, national, international art initiatives and delivers services to help address social justice issues and needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Founded in 1999 and based in Haringey, North London, Wise Thoughts has organised London’s LGBTQI cross-art festival, GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ®, since 2007. Haringey LGBT network was managed by Wise Thoughts.

I feel extremely honored and proud to be volunteering for such organisation. I am an aspiring graphic designer and this a great opportunity to test my skills.

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GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ® 2018

After 10 successful years, We are opening GFEST to organisers to enable them to present their own LGBTQI+ arts events (during 12-24 Nov)

GFEST 2018 Launch FREE ENTRY event at Alexandra Palace, Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY  – Invitation (pdf)

An absolutely “unmissable and MUST” evening full of LGBTQI+ arts, videos, music, performers, spoken word and live acts. GFEST is co-ordinated by arts charity Wise ThoughtsFood and drinks are available at the bar.

Mon 12 Nov  / 6 pm – 8.30 pm. Performances start at 7 pm.

Free Entry. BOOK

GFEST is recognised as an annual LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex +) cross-art celebrations.  #GFEST2018  themed #SociallyEQUAL events will be running from Mon 12 November to Sat 24 November.The festival presents LGBTQI+ films, music, performances, art exhibitions, interdisciplinary art, poetry, book reading, workshops, participatory events, debates, etc. in November.

 

GFEST 2018 theme is “Socially EQUAL”.

Produced by arts charity Wise Thoughts, GFEST presents LGBTQI+ films, music, performances, art exhibitions, interdisciplinary art, poetry, book reading, workshops, participatory events, debates, etc. in November.

GFEST events value and promote diverse talent from diverse art forms and promote artistic excellence. Celebrating diversity continues to ensure LGBTQI+ equal rights and reduces possible discrimination. GFEST ethos is to develop cultural and social equality for and amongst diverse LGBTQI+ people from all age groups including people from different religious or/and cultural backgrounds. The festival supports individual creative abilities and participation in society.

Some of the past GFEST venues: The National Gallery, V&A, RADA, The Tate Modern, Cochrane Theatre, Cockpit Theatre, Rich Mix, Prince Charles Cinema, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Birkbeck College, Toynbee studios, Westminster Ref Library, Menier Gallery, ArtHouse Crouch End, St Pancras Parish Church, RVT, Uni. Arts London (Davis Street / London Fashion College), Gay’s The Word bookshop, University of Roehampton, Shadow Lounge, Bar Titania and Mackenzie Pavillion Gallery in Fusbury Park.

Past GFEST Launch Receptions took place in Houses of Parliament, The City Hall & K&L Gates.

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival was the first LGBT art festival to have the launch receptions in the UK Parliament over the three years (2008 to 2010) with a cross-party support. GFEST has received support from a number of eminent people. Please check for messages of support page.

GFEST artistic director: Niranjan Kamatkar

I have quite a few animated typography versions too, which I am adding to this post.

Part of the job is also to create a social media banners. I have created some of those too.

At the end I am adding poster for this fantastic event.

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Grimm’s tale made into movie poster

I have created this poster using Adobe Photoshop. I wanted something quite grim as I have learned some new tricks in Adobe Photoshop and wanted to test them. I have created a horror movie, drama and thriller, but not fairy tale and the Grimm’s works seemed perfect.

The Twin Brothers is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 60. It is Arne-Thompson type 567A, the magic bird heart, and type 303, the blood brothers.

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After creating this grim poster I suddenly interested if the word grim is some how related to the Grimm Brothers. Here is what I have found.

Two famous uses of the adjective grim are the Grim Reaper and Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Mr. Reaper shows up in movies and books wearing a long, hooded black cape and carrying a scythe, or long-handled blade used, in less grim circumstances, for mowing grass and reaping grain: he represents death. The real-life German brothers wrote some bone-chilling tales under their own name, Grimm, meaning “cruel, fierce,” which is related to the English word grim. Modern grim things include crime-drama images of dead bodies and characters in horror movies.

Promoting healthy life poster

I have created this poster using Adobe Photoshop. I wanted to try something else as I think the food industry is getting more and more prominent.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy weight, which is an important part of overall good health. Being overweight or obese can lead to health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and stroke.

I see the quote above as extremely valid.

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This is my green version above. The table itself doesn’t strike as very healthy colour, but I like the colour combination.

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Above is I think better version of the same thing. I haven’t tried to prepare the salad on the picture, but I am adding link to the website where you can get the recipe.

https://simplyfreshdinners.com/heirloom-tomato-salad-with-roasted-lemon-and-garlic/

Beer Advertising poster

This is my beer advertisement poster I created in Adobe Photoshop. I come from a beer land, but unfortunately I don’t like beer. Maybe it will change later, but for now it is not my favorite beverage.

The other thing the usual adverts for Czech beer are featuring pints, but mine is in the bottle. Anyway this is my take on beer advert.

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