Recently I got the opportunity to work on the poster for one of my favorite local events, the balloon race! As this was the 40th anniversary of the race, we talked about doing something that had a bit of a retro vibe. I looked at a lot of WPA era posters and used that as a starting point for my sketching. I was particularly excited that they let me get away with a hand drawn type treatment as that is something i’m trying to bring into my work more. We wound up going with a slightly different version where the type is more central but i’m still partial to this version. Big thanks to Katie Zeidman at Blick and Staff for contacting me for the job.