(Poster Size 18 × 24″)
This was the first illustration I created in New Orleans. The collectible poster was created on behalf of Whole Foods Market, sponsor of the 2011 Oak St. PoBoy Festival. As Store Artist in the New Orleans Whole Foods Market, I suggested this as a sponsorship gift for the festival. I then spent lots of time on Oak Street drawing inspiration for the design; taking photos and talking to the neighbors & business owners. I asked people what they loved most about their neighborhood and started to characterize its beautiful details and quirks. This approach resulted in a design that really appealed to the festival-goers and Oak. St. residents.