Higher Learning Commission Art Contest

Each year the Higher Leaning Commission, which accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, hosts an art contest for their annual conference. The slogan decided on for the 2020 Conference is “Lead the Evolution” and is held in Chicago each year, with that in mind here is my submission.

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I chose to use organic shapes to signify the dominant buildings in Chicago’s skyline today. The geometric, outlined shapes are the significant buildings currently being worked, which will be a part of Chicago’s skyline by 2023. Hand lettering is my specialty, so I always throw a bit in where I can, but I love how it contrasts with the “calculator” type.

To give the judges a clearer vision of my artwork, I also created a horizontal web banner and a vertical ad, to show how my artwork functions in a layout. Check it out:

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A quick plug to my classmate, James, who is one of the three finalists in this contest! You can vote for his design here.

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