Capturing the Spirit – New poster for a favorite Halloween event
Posted 1 year ago and submitted by Dorothea Taylor | Share link:

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.

Dorothea Taylor
Stone Mountain… USA
Tel: 770-413-8276

Dorothea Taylor is chief idea officer, dauntless designustrator, idealist life traveler, all-things-art lover, self proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, and occasional tennis bum. … Show more.

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"It was a pleasure working with TP Design Services. They made the process smooth and worry free. My artist, Dorothea worked with me to create a unique design for my T-shirt line. She kept me involved in the process from concept to completion and delivered a design that I was very pleased with. Definitely will do business with them again."
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