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Jersey Shore Roller Girls poster concept

Concept poster for Jersey Shore Roller Girls
JSRG poster concept

The Rocketeer movie poster

Earlier in 2010 I designed a concept poster for the Jersey Shore Roller Girls. Instead of using team photos, I went with a hand drawn art deco theme. The sport of roller derby goes back to the time of the 1930s and one of my favorite things from that era is “The Rocketeer” by Dave Stevens. It was important to have that hand drawn and airbrushed technique and less of a “Photoshopped” look. I let highlights and glows fly and oversprayed areas to keep things unrefined. Less time spent on details and more time spent on overall feeling.

One of the elements I enjoy the most is the track below all of the pieces that are in your face. It helps keep everything bundled together. In a future revision, I might consider adding streaks of light, representing each team, racing around the track. The extra line work would help keep the bottom portion of the poster as interesting as the top.

Up close

I would love to revisit this design one day, but for now it will remain in this stage. For more information on the best roller derby league going, please visit the Jersey Shore Roller Girls. They play almost every month and it’s a guaranteed good time. I suggest hitting up the beaches and boardwalk before the bout to get the full experience of a true day at the Jersey shore. Summer will be here again before you know it.

What Have I Done? The photography of Christopher John Sztybel

What Have I Done? The photography of Christopher John SztybelRecently, I decided to select some of my favorite photographs and put them in a book. This is a book I will keep around the house and show clients. Eventually I will put together a hardcover book available for sale. It was difficult choosing fifty photographs and I shuffled the order numerous times.

Can’t wait for the printed version to arrive by mail. In the meantime, you can take a look at the online version.