A travel poster for the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi is a reminder of our June 2023 Hawaiʻi trip.
When we go places, I sometimes think it would be cool to have a travel poster from the places that we go. There probably already are plenty of travel posters for those places, but not like I would envision them. So I thought I would create this one for Oʻhau.
What symbolizes Oʻahu, and probably much of Hawaiʻi (at least to us mainlanders), more than Diamond Head (which is actually named Lēʻahi, by the way) and a beach with palm trees? We did encounter both of those during our trip, if you are wondering. But I never did get a chance to take one of those photos that everyone takes looking down the beach toward Diamond Head. So this poster art will have to do for now.
More Hawaiʻi Art
By now, you have probably heard of our Hawaiʻi trip in June 2023. If you have not done so already, you might want to read the trip report that is currently still in the process of being posted as of this writing.
During that trip, I took lots of photos, and I have shared several and will share several more at the Adventures by Burnsland area of the site. But being there also inspired me to create some art. This Oʻahu travel poster is actually the third piece of Hawaiʻi art from our trip, following the Hawaiʻi 2023 Logo Patch and the Surf Tiki of the Summer Months. And if I know me, which I like to think that I do, there will probably be some more art related to our trip, too.
And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?” - Luke 8:25
About the Artwork
I tried something different this time around, by putting a texture of sorts in the sky and in the sand. The texture is made of some sort of abstract symbols, almost tribal in nature. Maybe it is a bit distracting, but I thought it would be fun to try it.
The lettering for “Oʻahu” was actually a font. However, I had to draw in the Hawaiian ʻokina by hand, but I think it blends in well enough.
I also “weathered” the edges just a bit, as if this poster has been displayed for a while. And yes, those clouds do very much resemble the Surf Tiki clouds. I liked them enough to use them again.