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Monday, March 2, 2015

Folk Fest is coming . . .

I had the stupendous opportunity to make the 2015 Alaska Folk Fest poster!  It was TOTALLY nerve-wracking and exciting to make this piece for all the Folk Festers out there.  I wanted the design to reflect springtime in Alaska and the frenetic frenzy that I feel comes with Folk Fest.  It always feels like something big is coming at this time of year - people are everywhere, days are getting long, anticipation for summer is in the air, and it's starting to get warm.  On every corner you'll find musicians collaborating and folks of all sizes dancing up a storm.  The energy is palpable, so I tried to have the poster reflect that sense of energy and excitement with layers of little surprises that remind me of Alaska. I mean, who doesn't like a treasure hunt?!

See if you can find . . . an octopus, fiddlehead ferns, a seiner, waves, beer, rain, trees, birds, whales, northern lights, forget-me-nots, seaweed, mountains, plaid, scales, feathers, and devils club.  Just to name a few ;)

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