Last month I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the BlackStar Film Festival to create a few promotional materials for the event. It was so great because I love their organization and was thrilled with the visual direction they were looking to pursue. When I was given the challenge to explore Afrofuturism and taking a look at Masai or Ndebele women as muses for the assignment I knew this project was definitely for me. Those two elements have been huge influences in my work already, so I immediately started looking for fresh imagery and began the sketching process. (If you follow Fly on Instagram then you’ve seen a few of the images I have used for reference.) It was such an amazing project and I feel so fortunate for the opportunity.
If you’re in the Philly area I hope you’ll check out the festival, it’s going to be great!
BlackStar Film Festival
August 1-4, 2013
Original post at flygirlblog.com