I created this poster for the City of Houston Public Works & Engineering Department. It is publicly displayed in the Bob Lanier Public Works building.
My mission was to create a safety poster covering four issues which are being discussed with PWE employees in their safety training. I looked at many different types of art design and decided to base this poster on World War II propaganda posters. I enjoy that style and felt it would make a strong impact. After looking at all of the messages I needed to include, I decided the visual theme would be "flying objects."
The poster was created in Adobe Illustrator CS4. I hand drew the backgrounds and used brushes, symbols, and customized clip art for other elements.
Since this poster was time-specific regarding the upcoming time change, I wasn't able to implement my 3D concept. I considered adding actual depth by cutting out the pop-out objects and putting some cardboard behind them.
This poster is property of the City of Houston.