Illustration ▪ Layout ▪ Research
|Project||Poster design depicting monthly moon phases and symbolism.|
|Goals||Create concept art for a new product line of posters. Design should be visually interesting and have educational content.|
I designed this poster to be 18 x 24 inches using a layout that looks like mandala art from far away, and educational details best appreciated up close.
I researched moon symbolism and full moon calendar names, and brushed up on the movement of Luna around Earth. I sketched out all my ideas on paper before creating the final vector design.
The outer rings are a circular calendar of traditional moon names throughout the year. The Celtic calendar doesn't align exactly with the beginning and end of months, so I offset it from the month names. Solstices and Equinoxes are also shown along the timeline.
The very center of the diagram shows the earth and a top-down view of the sun hitting the moon: it demonstrates how each moon phase is lit, and how the moon's appearance changes due to its position around the earth.