Competition Posters

Three weeks ago I entered a poster competition for a winery in Galicia (Spain). I came up with four concepts that I’d like to share with you all. I am trying to expand my portfolio in poster design, and I thought this competition would be a great opportunity to do so.
The following two concepts are very rough and unfinished. They were not submitted to the competition.

In this one I was working towards the idea of the origin of white wine. It's so delightful and pure that it's almost as if the grape transformed into wine right in front of our eyes.

The idea was to show the beauty of the wine as it falls down into the glass. I wanted to make it simple and give it a romantic feel with the black background.

The following two posters were the ones I did submit. The first one was a  manipulation using the same vine, and just changing the grapes so there would be no two alike. It was a challenge (but a real fun one, I must admit). Playing and manipulating images is one of my passions.

The second one is an illustration. I wasn’t 100% sure with it, but I liked the concept and decided to submit it, as there was a maximum of two submissions per person.

I leave this one open to interpretation

Illustration portraying a bottle made of grapes and surrounded by leaves from the vines.

The winners will be notified by December 31st, 2010 (so fingers crossed).

Thanks for reading today!

Water scarcity

Today bloggers unite to talk about the water scarcity in the world. I think it’s a great opportunity to share some facts and thoughts on the water scarcity taking place in the planet right now and that will affect our future.
This is an initiative brought by @Blogactionday and I am happy to participate.

Last year I attended a talk by Bill Clinton at the Ex in Toronto. One of the topics he was talking about was bringing clean water to those who aren’t fortunate enough to have access to it in parts of Africa. It’s an ongoing concern and one that needs to be addressed.
Here are some facts from @Blogactionday:

“Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in eight of us.

Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. The UN predicts that one tenth of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply and sanitation.”

If you want to help, you can sign the petition or visit their website for more information.

Thank you for reading today and, if you are drinking a glass of water as you read this, remember how lucky you are.