Steven Chi
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Washington West Film Festival

Founded in 2011, Washington West gives 100% of its box office net proceeds to aid communities in need. The film festival does such honorable work while promoting great, inspiring cinema. So it was such a pleasure to be approached by them to design two pieces of apparel for their 2017 festival.

 

The following sketches highlighted three films that were showing at the event and were designed to be on the front of a long sleeve tee: Corridor Four by Stephen Tringali & Maria Bissell, Under an Arctic Sky by Chris Burkard, and Run Mama Run by Daniele Anastasion.

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 After sending the sketches to the team at Washington West, they decided on the first sketch I did for  Under an Arctic Sky , which depicted a group of surfers observing their fellow surfer catch a wave under the northern lights.

After sending the sketches to the team at Washington West, they decided on the first sketch I did for Under an Arctic Sky, which depicted a group of surfers observing their fellow surfer catch a wave under the northern lights.

 Final design, which was sent to print.  Below is a picture taken of the shirt being sold at the event.

Final design, which was sent to print.

Below is a picture taken of the shirt being sold at the event.

 In addition to the long sleeve, another simpler design was needed for the back of their hoodies. I was prompted to use only the festival name and play around with how the type flows.  I ended up shaping the type into a diamond, representing the actual shape of Washington, DC. The design was produced in white on a dark grey cloth.

In addition to the long sleeve, another simpler design was needed for the back of their hoodies. I was prompted to use only the festival name and play around with how the type flows.

I ended up shaping the type into a diamond, representing the actual shape of Washington, DC. The design was produced in white on a dark grey cloth.

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