Three Banners Hanging vertical, Blue featuring platypus, yellow featuring eagle and red featuring Tasmanian Devil.

Unveiling the Totem Artworks for School Banners

Late last year i was commissioned to look at and design totem artworks specifically  for school banners. The artworks represent the values, traditions, and aspirations of the school.

Creating the artworks for a school banner involves a thoughtful and collaborative design process. Artists work closely with the commissioner school administrators, staff, and even students to capture the essence of the institution. Through sketches, and feedback loops, the final design emerges, incorporating elements that resonate with the school's identity and mission.

Every symbol and figure present in this artwork holds significant meaning. Animals, plants, and other elements are carefully chosen to represent specific qualities or values. For example, an eagle to symbolise strength and vision, while the platypus represents growth and knowledge. These symbols come together to create a visually compelling narrative that reflects the school's ethos.

Once the totem artwork design is finalised, it is translated onto school banners. Digital Printers recreate the artwork, ensuring its vibrant colors and intricate details are preserved. The banners can be proudly displayed in various locations within the school, such as the entrance, hallways, or auditorium, adding a touch of beauty and inspiration to the environment.

These artworks offer a unique and visually captivating way to express the identity and values of educational institutions. These art pieces not only elevate the aesthetic appeal of the school environment but also serve as powerful reminders of the community's shared aspirations. By incorporating artworks into school banners, schools can create an atmosphere that fosters pride, unity, and a deep appreciation for art and culture.

The addition of language rounds out these pieces, which are not only a banner of pride but also of education. It was truly a pleasure to be a part of this project, and I hope the children experience joy while represent their banners. I hope that these banners become a source of strength and connection for the children.

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