Received a call from an old friend wanting some art work of a breed of dog called Podenco (a native breed from Spain) to put on t shirts and or tote bags to raise money for the Super sight Hounds charity.
The Podenco dogs have been badly abused in Spain and the charity needs donations to go over to Spain to rescue the dogs, bring them back to the uk in order to look after them, and find them a good home.
The design needed to boost awareness of the breed and be inexpensive to reproduce. I took inspiration from silk screen printing and after looking through a lot of photos of abused podenco dogs on the internet I was influenced by the Barack Obama “Hope” Poster, by Shepard Fairey for the 2008 president campaign. This seemed to be very pertinent as the charity is bringing a glimmer of hope to these amazing creatures.
I also show other design ideas and what these designs would look like on a poster, tote bags and as a mug.