RHS Chelsea Flower Show poster

A spring has definitely arrived, which is delightful. For this post I have decided to create a poster for The Chelsea Flower Show.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, formally known as the Great Spring Show,[ is a garden show held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. Held at Chelsea since 1912, it is the most famous flower and landscape gardens show in the United Kingdom, and perhaps in the world. [1] The show is attended by members of the British Royal Family and attracts visitors from all continents.

Highlights to the Chelsea Flower Show include the avant-garde show gardens designed by leading names with Floral Marquee at the centerpiece. The Show also features smaller gardens such as the Artisan and Urban Gardens.

At the moment I am in favour of vintage look. I create this poster from flowers illustrations not from the real photos.

I wanted to give more style option. I have created some variations in the style. Here I am using photographs.

After watching a trailer on RHS website featuring interviews with the participants of the show. I decided that a sharp angles are not always the best.

One of the topics of this year how is gargening for well being. This idea told of one of the gardeners to create something which would let the visitors to explore the garden more intuitively rather through designed paths I have created few more versions of my poster.

The colour used for the background of the posters are always colour picked from the photos. I am aiming for colour harmony.

The challenge here is to create something with text and photos without either of them overpowering the other one. I also didn’t want too many photos which would disturb the simplicity of the poster. I also struggled with placements of the logos. I resolved the issue by placing them on bottom right side.

The Chelsea Flower show is very visual and I feel photos are very important part of the poster. I felt I have to include those and they need to be relatively big in size.

Over all I am happy with my designs and might do more later on.

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Healthy Lunch Club Poster

This new post is about a poster I had to create for Healthy Lunch Club. I had to complete this task very quickly so I had no time to spare.

The general idea was to create something quite simple and interesting. These are the ideas I came up with.

It is for a protected housing association with limited budget for printing and so I couldn’t go very crazy with colors.

The color palette I have used had been colour picked from the photographs. I prefer this method I don’t want something over shouting the photographs I wanted something to complement the images and supporting them, help them shine.Before I started I have done some basic online research based on the same theme.

The software used is Adobe InDesign, which I found ideal with this kind of work. The font used is Lato I interchanged it using Bold or Regular to help attract the attention between the text highlighting the most important information.

To start with I was using circles shapes for the individual photographs, but later I have decided to change it to rectangles as with the circles I was cropping the image

and for the food it might be better to display as mach as is possible.

With this idea I had to change the overall look as the previous setup wouldn’t work.

I also rethought the order of the photograph and changed it from horizontal to vertical as that seem more natural how to display menu , from starter to desert.

I hope the organisation will be happy with results of my work/designs and their costumers will enjoy the meal too.

Above you can see the other versions I did. Below you can read about the main dish.

Cachupa (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈʃupɐ], Cape Verdean CreoleKatxupa IPA: [kɐˈʧupɐ]) is a famous dish from the Cape Verde islands, West Africa. This slow cooked stew of corn (hominy), beans, cassava, sweet potato, fish or meat (sausage, beef, goat or chicken) is often referred to as the country’s national dish. Each island has its own regional variation. The version of the recipe called cachupa rica tends to have more ingredients than the simpler, cachupa pobre.

Valentine’s Party Poster

For this post I have decided to create a Valentine’s Party poster. I did some research and this designs are what I have cup with.

This celebration of mad shopping happens every year and I can’t say I like it, but it can be sweet.

I haven’t written the text below so I can’t take a credit for it, but never the less it was interesting read.

Who was St Valentine?

The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was.

The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.

PAThis is the oldest known Valentine’s Day message in English. It was written in 1477

Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret.

When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death.

There, he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February he sent her a love letter signed “from your Valentine”.

How did Valentine’s Day start?

The first Valentine’s Day was in the year 496!

Having a particular Valentine’s Day is a very old tradition, thought to have originated from a Roman festival.

The Romans had a festival called Lupercalia in the middle of February – officially the start of their springtime.

It’s thought that as part of the celebrations, boys drew names of girls from a box. They’d be boyfriend and girlfriend during the festival and sometimes they’d get married.

Later on, the church wanted to turn this festival into a Christian celebration and decided to use it to remember St Valentine too.

Gradually, St Valentine’s name started to be used by people to express their feelings to those they loved.