Horizons is the official art folio of the students of Benilde published every year. This theme, ‘Orbis’, visualized the version of their “world”. Students were free to express the theme using their style and medium.
Benildean Press Corps (BPC)
About the Project
The Benildean Press Corps (BPC) is the official journalist organization of Benilde. We publish ‘Horizons’, the art + design folio, and ‘Shades of Gray’, the literary folio, per year and the campus magazine ‘The Benildean’, every term. As a part of the Art + Design in BPC, I was assigned by the creative director to do the illustrations for the Editor’s Note of the folio.
‘Orbis’ is a Latin word that translates to world. I haven’t read their letters yet so I had to based my concepts from the theme and photos. Based from the pictures of the editors, I took cues from their clothes and poses to visualize what their world would look like. He envisioned for the illustration to take inspiration from the works of the artist Gaurab Thakali. Following it, I used grain textures, brush stroke lines, and psychedelic color palette.
The Art Director
For the Art Director, I drew her in a room where there is a door opening to a portal of wondrous possibilities. The portals would take her to a new world. It’s a metaphor for people who do daydreaming, reading, or even just thinking. Even if they are sitting alone in a room, their imagination can take them places.
The Layout Director
For the layout director, I drew as if he stopped mid-adventure to admire the landscape and the sunset. I used white lines where there is less focus and black lines for the subject. This project challenged me because it was my first time trying this style. I also had problems with the huge file size but managed to work it out by separating the layers into files.