This hand-lettered design was commissioned by the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) for their 20th Anniversario event in 2018. As a Latina, I was inspired to incorporate a traditional celebratory symbol, papel picado. Papel picado is a Mexican folk art that is created by cutting elaborate designs into sheets of tissue paper to hang as banners.
I initially created the design using hand-lettering and illustration on paper, then translated the concept into a digital space. When I presented the concept, COLOR wanted to keep the hand-drawn look and feel of the design, which is what ended being the final design solution. This was used on invitations for their 20th Anniversary Fundraiser and was displayed prominently throughout their event at the Denver Nature and Science Museum. I also used it to design event programming for the evening, as well as tote bags for guests of the event. It was a pleasure to create something that commemorated this wonderful milestone of serving the community for 20 years.
Learn more about COLOR at colorlatina.org.