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A poster created in the style of art nouveau.

This project was for a graphic design course. The task was to create a poster in the style of an artist from a major design movement (the printed version is a 2' x 3' poster).

For this project, I chose to do a movie poster for Memoirs of a Geisha in the style of Art Nouveau, specifically the artist Alphonse Mucha.

The style of Art Nouveau is characterized by flowing lines, organic elements, relatively muted colours, ornate design work, and frequently women as focal points.

I began by sketching the drawing on paper, then scanned it onto the computer and completed the rest digitally in Adobe Photoshop. The challenge of working in a different style was interesting as it quickly became clear which aspects of the other artist's work overlap with mine and which don't.

As a result, I was able to improve the ability to put my natural inclinations aside to emulate a different style.

This piece was selected for SFU's 2013 School of Interactive Arts & Technology Showcase Competition as one of three category finalists in Print Media & Graphic Design.