ARCS Foundation advances science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research. The Oregon chapter holds an Einstein luncheon every year to further fundraising efforts.
This is the first piece for the event—the save the date mailer. Since each year the event and content is very similar, I felt the organization could save a lot of money each year by retaining the same structure for all pieces including the invite, the program, the posters and annual report. The only thing that will change is the content, and theme. But the layout won't change. Each year, I will create a new Einstein portrait in a different style. This will freshen up each year drastically without having to redesign all pieces. I've created a one color circular stamp that will be used to tie together all projects as either a red or white stamp or as a watermark. This will also be carried into future years as a constant element and the color stamp can change each year to accompany the new portrait and create a new and fresh feel for the longterm supporters of this foundation.
I painted this year's Einstein on canvas and then finished it up digitally. The idea is to bring more of a human touch to the design that blends into a very abstract digital surrounding...the meeting of humanity and science.