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POSTERS FOR JAPAN - Rebuild by 5-tab POSTERS FOR JAPAN - Rebuild by 5-tab
100% Illustrator (CS5)
NO gradient mesh, ONLY PENTOOL + BLENDS, SHAPES...
+ a huge qty of layers, made in 2 days



Posters For Japan - 100 Ting til Ettertanke

I contributed to Posters For Japan, a charity exhibition arranged by some japanese citizens living in Oslo to help their country after the disasters. All the profit from posters sales will be donated to Japan.
The exhibition was on 20/21 May 2011 at DogA. (norsk Design og Arkitektursenter i Oslo)
More than 100 artists made a poster, with some great artists such as:
Jeremyville, Martin Yang & Fredrik Melby, Håvard Gjelseth, Diogo Valério, Olivier Marcouiller... just to name a few.

Rebuild has different meanings to me.
First the simplest way is:

Japan after the disaster. Rebuilding.
Japan is strong enough to rebuild, better than any other country in such circumstances.
Japanese people are tough, strong enough to go forward, face this difficult period... I know they'll succeed.
They are courageous & devoted people.
But even if the japanese people are strong... I know they'll keep their flesh forever marked by this tragic event of March 11th, 2011. This violent earthquake that made the disasters that we know.
This is the 2nd meaning, a personal reconstruction. they are tattooed in their mind, tattooed forever.
But with a positive message also, looking to the future, keeping the faith.
And there is a 3rd meaning... Just before to finish my illustration, my computer crashed down, and my HDD burnt... No back up of this work... I remade it from scratch thanks to a buddy who lent me his computer. To be just in time...

Special thanks to Corentin Perrichot (for his computer) and Asaki Abumi (model)
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POSTERS FOR JAPAN - Rebuild by ~5-tab "One of the most beautiful vectors I've seen in a while. The colors fit the cause it stands for perfectly." ( Suggested by jussta and Featured by Ikue )
ktownjeff Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no gradient mesh?! :O Amazing. Teach me D:
jaer235 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
WOW fucken bad ass... i hate illustrator (rather us photoshop) but this makes me want to learn it
ColaChu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm new to Illustrator, and I was wondering if there is a quick-and-easy way for you to tell me how you made the dusting around the top of her head?
Mithra-K Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Try holding alt and clicking. Another shape should appear that is a duplicate.
ColaChu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't follow... I don't see how that would help with the dusting around the head... :(
Mithra-K Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
because you can get multiple specks out without having to make the shape again and again. You can also hold shift to select more than one little speck and do alt click to get more.
ColaChu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohh, i see... i guess i thought there was a more specialized tool for it >__<
thefilds Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Amazing colours!
PETERPANGRAPH Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful ! amazing work
Romantar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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