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The Hurricane Poster Project sought limited edition sets of hurricane-related posters from high-profile and up-and-coming artists, designers, and firms from the United States and abroad.
Katrina 1,836 was created to commemorate those affected by Hurricane Katrina. It was my donation to The Hurricane Poster Project. It was sold to benefit the victims affected by Hurricane Katrina.
This design’s intention is to evoke a sense of emotional disbelief about the simplest yet most unbelievable facts regarding Hurricane Katrina. The font for 1,836 was set from a collection of antique wood type. The name Katrina was set in a modified version of Avenir. The background is made up of random textures that I’ve collected over time and composited for this project.
The primary visual started as a voodoo doll which is one of many images symbolic of New Orleans. The skull represents death. The water and stains in the background emphasize the destruction that occurred which is still a major factor there. The wings are angelic. This poster was printed on the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. There are several easter eggs tucked into the design revealing different facts about this disaster.
The donated posters were sold online, and all profits went directly to the Red Cross.