the great carnival

Created as a graduation project, The Great Carnival is a series of illustrations depecting an imaginary carnival by illustrator Eric van Den Boom.

The work is not only beautifully drawn, but its message contains so much fitting commentory on the fast pace we live our lives - taking on too many projects, being in more than one place at a time and wearing yourself thin. In addition to the artwork, he spent a lot of time thinking of ways to share his work - with the distribution and displaying of posters throughout town, designing tickets and making flyers - all in an effort to spread the word and share his ideas.

I adore the vintage style of old carnival posters and thought the social commentary of these were worth sharing.

For more information on this project and to see Eric's work, please visit his website.

Posted on April 1, 2010 and filed under Details, Paper Goods.