The first Poster Monday spot of this week is entitled “Japanese Snack,” it comes from Mexico and it was designed by Cristóbal Rodríguez Oceguera. Cristóbal was born in Puebla, Mexico, studied Graphic Design at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla where he is currently taking a Master in Aesthetics and Art because one of his hobbies is the world of art and museums. Besides designing posters he enjoys working on corporate design and digital illustrations.
The poster “Japanese Snack” selected as one of the finalist for the social poster competition Good50X70 (2008 edition) arose due to a personal interest in the Japanese culture says Cristóbal. “The concept is simple, the whale is the biggest species of the planet but ironically it’s just a snack for the man. It explicitly reflects men’s abuse over nature”
For designing the poster Cristóbal, as he usually does, started by researching the subject and then sketching his ideas on paper. For this particular case he took a series of photographs that were the base guide line of the proyect. Once satisfied with the general design and layout he moved to the computer and started to work on his powerful idea.