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Buddhist Activism: Buddhafield GEA 2015

Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Camp 2015, A4 landscape

Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Camp 2015, A4 landscape poster

The idea for this poster literally popped into my head, almost fully worked out. It was originally a personal project, but the idea was sold to Buddhafield part way through the development process.

I had been looking into late 60s and early 70s Art Nouveau inspired psychedelic posters. The net result was that I bought a terrific Black Sabbath tee-shirt which featured an Art Nouveau style frame. That’s the origin of the knot-like swirl at the top of the frame. My intention was to say something about the magic in making with traditional craft skills, the spiritual merits of skilful occupation, mindfulness, and the ethics of sustainability, all themes commensurate with Buddhist ideals.

Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Camp 2015, portrait 3:4 ratio poster

Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Camp poster-flyer. Portrait 3:4 ratio version aimed at advertising space in periodicals.

The figure is based on a photograph taken at the event. I deliberately tried to keep the colour pallet minimal and softly earthy to emphasise the dynamism of the form emerging from the basketry.

Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Camp 2015, 3:4 ratio version

Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Camp poster-flyer. 3:4 ratio version aimed at advertising space in periodicals.

See also the Buddhafield logo project.

Project Highlight

Vector illustration for the Buddhafield GEA 2015

Graphic element illustrating the magic of handmade, traditional crafts.