Gretchen Potts
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Poster Design

Here are a smattering of posters I've created both for school and personal projects. They range from serious to whimsical. Some have meaning while others are simply for visual enjoyment. You decide which is which.

Adobe 99u Conference Poster

Adobe 99u Conference Poster

Keeping with the playfulness I wanted to convey through the conference I decided to use the logo I created and turn it into games. The square digital feel of the logo lended itself nicely to a variation on on the Rubix Cube. 

Squid Pro Quo

Squid Pro Quo

Legaleze....tit for tat. Something like that. Fun exercise in collage and mollusk taxonomy. This is available in multiple print formats on my Society 6 shop.

Scuttle Butt

Scuttle Butt

Cuttlefish are always the subject of the latest scuttlebutt. This is available in a number of formats in my Society 6 shop.

Chicken Egg Dilemma

Chicken Egg Dilemma

I had a great opportunity to take a class on Social Justice Poster Design. Every week we tackled a different social justice issue. Here is a poster I created to address the etymology of racism in our country and to get the viewer to think more deeply about what their own fears can create.

Our New Normal

Our New Normal

This is another poster I created in my Social Justice poster design class. This poster uses forced connections to address the growing number of deaths in the US due to gun violence. Just in 2018 alone, there were 33 active shooters associated with schools. Thats nuts! This design also won a Gold Medal in the 2017 Graphis New Talent Competition. My design is featured in the Graphis New Talent Annual 2017 (poster category). 

Power Flower

Power Flower

Every spring the Fort Lewis AIGA chapter puts on a gallery show in the art department. I designed the poster for the show. The official title is the "Power Flower 2018 Spring Exit Art Gallery Show"

My Rock Icons

My Rock Icons

In 2017, I lost three of my most influential musical icons. These three artists influenced my musical interests, fashion choices and shaped my understanding of identity. And so, I created my first fan art in tribute. I also received a Merit commendation in the Graphis New Talent 2018 Annual for the Prince icon (music category). 

Lyle Lovett Tour Poster #1

Lyle Lovett Tour Poster #1

For these two posters I wanted to emphasize the acoustic, intimate performance of two long time friends and musicians. Just two singers on stage with their acoustic guitars, cowboy hats and their stories. Having seen Lyle Lovett perform numerous times, I appreciate his penchant for simplicity and order. He only brings on stage what is required for the song and I wanted to extend this style element into the posters as well. 

Lyle Lovett Tour Poster # 2

Lyle Lovett Tour Poster # 2

I have traveled far and wide to watch him perform.