The first Poster Monday spot of the month entitled “Drop cap design for The Old Man and the Sea” belongs to Sıla Özyıldız from Turkey. Sıla was interested in design since high school and studied graphic design in Spain. “I like to work on different styles and poster design allows me to use different techniques in a single work, such as typography and illustration, so I like that” says Sila.
About the poster, Sila says: “First, I illustrated a pattern of sea creatures. Then a letter, and then I made them work together. Book takes place mainly in the sea, and overall experience was not so pleasant. So pattern is in a shape of wave, not a calm and flat surface. Texture of letter is referring to water and wood, one is his only ally, his fishing ship; and the other was his enemy, the endless sea. Red color is blood, most important thing of story. The thing which brought him his ultimate nemesis, the shark.”
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