I was recently commissioned to create a poster for Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery’s annual Spirit of Oakland event. Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours are a favorite autumn tradition in Atlanta, Georgia designed to enlighten rather than frighten. The tours bring to life the stories of some of the cemetery’s notable and notorious residents and allow visitors to experience Oakland Cemetery after dark.
I enjoyed creating this unique, art deco inspired piece that depicts a mausoleum and an enchanted resident lighting the way with oil lamp in hand. I wanted to capture the festive vs. the morbid appeal of the event through lush colors and flowing typography. Best of all this piece gave me a chance to “designustrate” and flex my type design skills as well as illustrate. Two of my favorite things.