Over New Years I took part in a Manifesto project put on by the Phoenix New Times.

My mission was to interpret one item from their declaration of intentions, and create a poster design around it. You might call a box of matches cliché but as Bobby Brown once said “It’s My Prerogative! I’ll do what I wanna do!”. 😉 If that means throwing a simple metaphor in your face then so be it.

In school I once tried to illustrate matches with an ultra-crappy result, so it’s more of an inside joke for me than anything. I enjoyed keeping the shading and detail minimal but making it POP!

The matchbox grit was hexagon shaped on the samples i found, so hearts were a natural transition.


Check out more Posters in the Graphic Design Portfolio.

Manifesto written by John and Carla Wade (of Carly’s Bistro in downtown Phoenix). Thank you to Claire Lawton of the Phoenix New Times for bringing me in on this project!