Notes from an Oakland designer

Stanford_Drought_flyer_v2

New work for Stanford

I’ve just wrapped up a quick job for an Oakland agency that does a lot of work with Stanford, using existing graphic elements from a previous fountain seating area open house flyer to create an informative flyer about fountains being turned off during the drought. But how does an illustration of a fountain work without water? Here are the original flyer and my inspiration, Cassandre’s classic 1932 Dubonnet advertisement, a triptych showing a bottle being progressively emptied, while its consumer is progressively fulfilled.

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And here’s my solution:
Stanford_Drought_flyer_v2