This old illustration of a wizard staring up at the starry sky seemed to evoke the Poe poem, “Evening Star.” Nighttime is a magical time. The universe is a wondrous place. The original image was vectorized and this led to an even more enchanting, whimsical look.
A mish mosh of elements reminiscent of going back to school, particularly returning to or first time embarking to a college campus. Replete with hints of all the traditional trappings: pizza, back packs for books, graduation cap, but symbolically missing those pieces you never know about until you’re there.
This collage about temptation receives new life, purpose and meaning with the image of a roaring lion in a somewhat tribal style. As a result the design has a certain element of grunge flavor to it as well. The symbol here is the frustration that comes from all the tempting things in life and the need to overpower those desires with courage and strength. Resistance requires bravery.