Designing materials for a high-school church group gives me a lot of license to do really fun or different things. FX, the highschool ministry at Highlands Church, had planned to host a powderpuff game for their girls. I immediately thought it would be fun to do a more serious UFC style powderpuff flyer, because it was really different from the cliche material I was seeing online. As well, it clashed well because that’s exactly the opposite of the kind of girls in fx. We have some of the coolest highschoolers I know, and all of the girls are very kind, so the designer in me that enjoys combining opposites thought it would be fun!
I contacted one of the staff members and had her set up a day that two girls could come in from highschool and asked them to wear something they would wear in a game. I used a 3 light set up to get the high key effect, and took several different types of shots. I wasn’t sure what kind of poster I would end up wanting to design, I had collected several different reference posters and liked different aspects of all of them.
It ended up that I liked the back to back shot the most, so having made that decision, I moved on to laying out the poster, picking the type and roughing the whole thing up with textures! The texture really gives the final poster so much mood. Well, that and of course the great faces by the models! They both were laughing so much in between shots trying to keep a serious face, that it’s lucky I got these shots!