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For this assignment we were asked to create an illustration for a postcard of the Venice Carnival, by combining retouched elements in Photoshop with patterns made with Illustrator. The main requirement was to integrate letters made only with objects to the final illustration.

My concept for this project was to use patterns and textures in a photo-montage to emphasize how colorful the Venice Carnival is. The extravagant masks, strong symbols for the event, seemed like a good option to represent the mood of the carnival. The word “Venice”, below the image, was created by using glass beads of different shapes, sizes and colors, as to suggest the idea of the famous Murano Glass, crafted on an island next to Venice.