Something Different

15 Oct

RACI Health Safety and Environment Banner

I’ve been involved with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for years, most recently with the WA Health Safety and Environment Group. So when it was suggested that the group design a promotional banner, I was quite enthused. At 2 m x 90 cm (approx), this would be the largest Illustrator doc I’ve ever produced. Resolution had to be relatively high too so it prints nicely, which meant finding some supersize photos. The actual design was finished some time ago – months ago even! However, I didn’t get around to finding suitable photos until this week. For a while I was hoping that flickr could provide some creative commons licensed photos that I could use (with proper attribution, etc). However, flickr photos are, in general, just not big enough so in the end I turned to shutterstock, which has a huge array of stock photography for purchase. The banner itself has not yet been printed up (though I hope it will soon), but already the design is adorning gift tags, a powerpoint presentation and a letterhead. It’s amazing what you can do in an evening 😉

(Hopefully more exciting and large-scale printing developments in the next half hour or so, though probably won’t be reported here on lj for a couple of days…)

EDIT: Photos of the gift tags I made in action:

Gift tags
Gift tags

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