Posters are a strong sales medium
A strong poster design is always a great opportunity to [visually] shout your message. Always large, in comparison to most media, and very portable. You can place your poster design just about anywhere (with permission). Shop windows, kiosks, bulletin boards in community centers and libraries are a few places to display your poster design, just to name a few.
A local Albany landmark – a spiritual venue for locavores
Decommissioned as the Catholic Church and now a restoration in-progress, St. Joseph’s [St. Joe's] of Albany is becoming a venue for “Buy Local” enthusiasts. This past May, 2011 its magnificent structure filled with the smells of locally sourced ingredients. Five Albany chefs prepared a banquet of tastes for over 200 attendees. Music, wine and art added culminated into “A Spring Deliverance”.
Magnificent architectural details become poster design’s focus
As a graphic designer, I’m always intrigued by creativity others. When examining a design project, I try to use the visuals of the subject. St. Joseph’s is no exception. I’m amazed at Patrick Keeley’s magnificent creation. Undoubtedly, his talents were bolstered by his strong sense of spirituality. Unbelievably, this Albany landmark is just one of 700 ecclesiastical structures he designed and built for the Catholic Church in the later half of the 18th century.
First of an annual Albany event
The event’s turn-out, even though there were several competing events, was excellent. “Buy Local” devotees, architects and artists were in attendance. It was obvious from the long lines that the locally New York wines, Chocolate Springs Cafe and Noah Sheetz’s cuisine were very popular. With a committed group of organizers, I suspect that next year’s event will be even better. I hope they’ll be calling on me to create next year’s poster design.