Hurricane Katrina, Disaster Relief
The Hurricane Katrina Project was a collaborative effort by the design community to help effect change through our work. Signed and numbered, limited-edition projects were donated by designers and the sold to benefit the victims of hurricane. All funds raised went directly to the Red Cross.
Katrina 1,836 was created to commemorate those affected by Katrina. Our 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 conveys 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.
This limited edition poster was printed four-color process, offset on Finch Fine Uncoated 100 lb cover. Each print was individually signed and numbered by the artist, Greg Bennett. This edition was limited to 150 S/N. The finished size was 24 x 36 inches.
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